Triumphant premiere of Die Zauberflöte in Bielefeld

4 days ago

“ Tuuli Takala shines as the Queen of the Night "

" Tuuli Takala erfüllt die Rolle der ´Königin´ grandios "

This September Tuuli made yet again a celebrated portrayal of Die Königin der Nacht in a new production of Die Zauberflöte by director Andrea Schwalbach at the Theater Bielefeld in Germany; marking also a house debut for Tuuli. Audiences and critics alike raved about her performance - check out fresh reviews here.

A number of performances are still to come throughout the season at Bielefeld. Check out show dates from the Calendar. A warm welcome to enjoy this fresh new version of the beloved Mozart classic!

Tickets and info

The local press also made note of Tuuli’s performances at the season’s opening concert as well as in Die Zauberflöte in a few portrait interviews. For those interested, one of the interviews is available for reading here: Neue Westfälische / Takala interview. Enjoy! :)


Tuuli to continue at the Semperoper Dresden

about 1 month ago

This Autumn Tuuli will have the privilege of resuming collaboration with the Semperoper Dresden, as she will become a new member of their Junges Ensemble for two seasons (2015-17)! Upcoming roles include Barbarina, Papagena and Frasquita among others.. Check out the Calendar for show dates. You can get acquainted with the Junges Ensemble here.

Very soon the artistic home of Tuuli shall be in Dresden, Germany. Hope to see you there!

Two Special Prizes at the 34th International Hans Gabor Belvedere singing competition!

3 months ago

This summer Tuuli Takala was a finalist and won two Special Prizes at the 34th International Hans Gabor Belvedere singing competition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The finals of this renowned competition consisted of 15 singers from around the world, whom were selected from over 1300 competitors through pre-selection and the finals rounds in Amsterdam in July. The final concert was held at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and Tuuli received much praise for her performance of the Queen of the Night's first aria "O zittre nicht" from Die Zauberflöte. You're welcome to check out the fresh reviews here. If you didn't catch the live-stream of the final concert, you can also watch it now on Youtube here (Tuuli's performance starting at 56:21).

Tuuli was awarded with two Engagement Prizes, from the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from the Aalto Theater Essen. Stay tuned for more details of these engagements in the near future! :)

House Debut at the Semperoper Dresden

4 months ago

We are thrilled to announce that already next week Tuuli will make her house debut at the renowned Semperoper Dresden in Germany! She has jumped in to take on the role of Barbarina in a brand new production of Le nozze di Figaro. The production premieres in Dresden on June 20th, and will also be seen as a guest production at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Finland, this July.

For more information and show dates, check out the Calendar.

Exciting times!

4 months ago

In a couple of weeks Tuuli will be performing two recital concerts in Tokyo, Japan – in the Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall with pianist Masahiro Saito and in the Yamaha Ginza Concert Salon with pianist Yoshio Hamano. Both recitals have a special emphasis on music by Jean Sibelius, as we are celebrating the 150th birthday of the Finnish national composer.

Equally exciting, the next season holds Tuuli’s opera debut in Germany as well as a role debut in Finland, to name but a few. Stay tuned for more information! :)

Il Viaggio a Reims - "Matkalla Brysseliin"

6 months ago

After a successful premiere on Sunday April 12th, this week is filled with performances of Gioachino Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims by the Sibelius Academy Opera. In this modern and politically bold production Tuuli is taking on the vocal acrobatics of La Contessa di Folleville. Her performance has received praise for being "downright sovereign" (Rondo Classic magazine) and "the crazy French Member of the European Parlament, who indeed sang brilliantly" (HBL). You can still catch the show on the following dates:

Wednesday 15.4. at 19:00
Thursday 16.4. at 19:00
Friday 17.4. at 19:00
and Sunday 19.4. at 16:00

(all shows in the Sonore Hall of the Helsinki Music Center)

Tickets for all shows from here.

More information

A warm welcome to enjoy the ride!

W.A. Mozart's Requiem now online

6 months ago

A huge thank you once again to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Music House Choir and conductor John Storgårds for a wonderful concert on March 31st! It was a joy and honor to be a part of this lovely concert as the soprano soloist in W.A. Mozart's Requiem, alongside distinguished singers Niina Keitel, Jussi Myllys and Mika Kares. Thank you! And a special thanks to baritone Gerald Finley for his sublime art in the first half of the concert!

For those of you who didn't have the chance to be there to witness the concert live, there's good news to come! The concert was recorded for the Helsinki Channel and can be watched online for the next 30 days. You're welcome to watch it here:

Mozart's Requiem starting at 02:01:00

And for those of you who are interested, there's a bonus interview with Mika Kares and Tuuli starting at: 1:51:35 (in Finnish) :)

Hyvää Pääsiäistä! Happy Easter!

Coming up: Mozart Requiem

8 months ago

We are delighted to announce that in two months time Tuuli will make her debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri) as the soprano soloist in W.A. Mozart's Requiem. With John Storgårds conducting, and the soloist roster including Gerald Finley, Niina Keitel, Jussi Myllys and Mika Kares, this wonderful concert on March 31 in the Music Center Concert Hall of Helsinki will be a treat for music lovers! We hope to see you there, Welcome!

Tickets available here.
More information

Happy Holidays Everybody!

9 months ago

This year has been filled with unforgettable moments and experiences in the world of music and on my path as a singer. A huge thank you again for each and every one of you who have been involved in making these events possible, memorable and special! Now it is time for a short Christmas Holiday after which the new year will start with whole new adventures! :-)

Stay tuned already for early January, as the first concert to start the New Year 2015 will be the Strauss Gala Concert in Oulu, Finland, on January 9th, with Oulu Sinfonia, and Kalle Kuusava conducting. More information available in the Calendar and Tickets from Lippupalvelu. Welcome!

And now, I want to wish everyone a Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015!

Nyt haluan toivottaa kaikille Rauhallista Joulua sekä Säihkyvää Uutta Vuotta 2015!


Christmas Concerts

10 months ago

This December will be filled with spirit and warmth of the season! :)

A heartfelt welcome to join us at Christmas Concerts with Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat and KYL. Check out the Calendar for more information.


Sydämellisesti tervetuloa nauttimaan joulutunnelmasta sekä sulosävelistä tämän vuoden joulukonserteissa Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajien sekä KYL:n kanssa! :)

Lisätietoja löytyy Kalenterista.

Iloista joulunodotusta kaikille!

'Young Musicians of the Year' Concert

11 months ago

On November 11th the Young Musicians of the Year 2014 - Tuuli Takala and Waltteri Torikka - performed in concert with pianist Ville Matvejeff in the Tampere Hall in Finland. Feel free to check out the review of this successful concert.

Once again we would like to thank the Pro Musica Foundation of Finland for their generous support and for the acknowledgement!

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