Hello everyone! Just to notify that I’m still alive, even though the updates have been rare lately, here’s a quick update on what’s happening at the moment.
Since I’m working at the Gothenburg opera chorus and we’ve had the busiest time ever since the moment we started working after the summer break, there hasn’t been much time for any bigger solo projects worth mentioning here. Naturally I’m hoping for that to change some time soon!
My next solo is on November the 24th at Gothenburg opera, as we do the same concert as in spring season with the ladies’ chorus, “Häxor, hjältinnor och listiga kvinnor”. Earlier we did a small tour in the region, this time it’s just one concert, finally at home in Gothenburg. My solo part in this is Nannettas aria from Falstaff and the quartet from the same opera.
In the summer I did some recordings with the wonderful pianist Ulrich Staerk. One of the arias we recorded is Nannettas aria, and I’ll be uploading some new material soon.
The concert program consists of ladies’ chorus parts from operas, as well as smaller ensembles and solos. Tiina Markkanen will be singing Nannetta’s aria from Falstaff by Verdi, as well as Nannetta’s part in the quartet from the same opera.
The concerts are in Skövde (20/3), Karlsborg (22/3), Gullspång (23/3) and Alingsås (25/3).
My beloved home country is celebrating 100 years as independent this year, and to honor this me and my fellow musicians are performing some wonderful Finnish music in Trelleborg Sankt Nicolas church this coming Sunday.
A summer concert with some of the most eminent artists in the Gothenburg area. I’ll be singing at least a couple of duets, the beloved aria “O mio babbino caro” and a Finnish tango! The concert takes place on the lovely island of Tjörn, and at the dinner/afterparty, after the two concerts, we will serve some musical extra numbers of all kinds.
The free group “Kammaropera Syd” with tenor Rickard Söderberg put together a fabulous, as well as ambitious, operetta in Ystad, Sweden, now for third year in a row. This year they had chosen the music from various operettas and created a completely new story. The text was written by Rickard Söderberg. I had the privilege to play the part of Countess Olga in their updated “Merry Widow” last year, and this year at “Teaterhotellet” (The Theatre Hotel) I played the role of a suffragette, Stina Quint. The cast was amazing and the show as well. We played a total of 12 shows in 10 days. Quite an intense period, but fantastic to be working with a bunch of passionate professionals in an inspiring project!