Exciting times! Tomorrow Tuuli will make her first recital performance in London, the UK, with pianist Mikhail Shilyaev. A warm welcome to enjoy beautiful operatic tunes by Gounod, Puccini, Mozart and Donizetti, among others, as well as a taste of Finnish music in songs by Sibelius. The concert is held at St. James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington in collaboration with the Joensuu Music Festival and the M.C.S. Young Artists Fund.
A whole new production of Le Nozze di Figaro will premiere in only one week in the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki! A warm welcome to experience this wonderful opera, in which Tuuli is making her role debut as Susanna. More info and show dates to be found from the Calendar.
UPDATE: Sneak peak for all you enthusiast fans out there! :) Check out this trailer for Le Nozze di Figaro, by the Finnish National Opera.
In the coming season Tuuli will be making her first recital performances in London, the UK and in Tokyo, Japan.
On October 4th 2014 she will perform in an operatic recital in St. James' s Church (Paddington) together with pianist Mikhail Shilyaev, in association with the Joensuu Music Festival and the M.C.S. Young Artists Fund. Next Spring, on May 28th 2015, she will give a recital in the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall in Tokyo, Japan, with pianist Masahiro Saitoh.
Stay tuned for more information - details to be announced soon! :)
We have added some reviews from Tuuli's concerts and performances from the summer 2014. These include reviews from Tuuli's successful debut as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's the Magic Flute at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. You're welcome to check out all the reviews here.
" The stars of the show are tenor Tuomas Katajala and soprano Tuuli Takala. … The debutante Tuuli Takala succeeds to dazzle in the role of the Queen of the Night. The voice of the graceful and beautiful Queen springs easily into the high coloraturas and delivers a thrilling ferocious tone. "
Hannu-Ilari Lampela / Helsingin Sanomat 16.7.2014
" Another fantastic debut at the Olavinlinna Castle was the Queen of the Night, portrayed by the winner of the Timo Mustakallio competition Tuuli Takala, who infatuated a nearly full audience.
Even the highest tones chimed free and silver-bright, and above all – pure. It feels as if Takala was born to be the Queen of the Night, so naturally she tackled these superhumanly difficult arias. And still there is the needed might and anger in her singing. Also the low register had sternness. "
Riitta-Leena Lempinen-Vesa / Itä-Savo 18.7.2014
Tonight, on July 16th Tuuli will be making her debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival as the Queen of the Night in the legendary production of Die Zauberflöte - Taikahuilu! Other show dates are July 22nd and July 26th. A warm welcome to enjoy the magic and beauty of this fairytale opera!
Tuuli has been named Young Musician of the Year 2014 by the Pro Musica Foundation in Finland, along with Finnish baritone Waltteri Torikka! Due to this wonderful acknowledgement these two talented singers will perform together in concert later this year. More information to be announced soon.
We are proud to announce that Tuuli will be making her debut as Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro in the Finnish National Opera in Autumn 2014! Check out the Calendar for more information. Ticket sales will begin on 4.8.2014 for all shows.
The Sibelius Academy Opera Ensemble presents W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte in the Helsinki Music Centre 25.4. - 3.5.!
The show dates are finally fixed. Tuuli will be performing as Fiordiligi on April 25th, 28th and May 3rd. A warm welcome to witness an exciting night by our epic opera class and visiting director Wolfgang Schilly!
A warm welcome to set your Christmas mood for this year!
Come and join us in two traditional Christmas concerts on December 19 (19:00 and 21:30) in the Temppeliaukio Church (Helsinki), with Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat. More information
Lämpimästi tervetuloa nauttimaan perinteisistä ja tunnelmallisista KYL:n joulukonserteista Temppeliaukion kirkossa 19.12. klo 19:00 ja 21:30. Kuoroa johtaa Matti Apajalahti ja mukana menossa itseni lisäksi urkutaiteilja Anna-Maria Lehtoaho. Lisätietoja
The Sibelius Birthplace Medal is granted by the Sibelius Society of Hämeenlinna, Finland.
Two weeks to go! The Magic Flute premieres 11.10.2013
This Autumn Tuuli is making her debut at the Finnish National Opera as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart.
Come and join the fun! :)
We are glad to announce that Tuuli is making her debut with the West Coast Kokkola Opera! She is performing the role of Kraut in the Finnish opera 'Ahti Karjalainen - elämä, Kekkonen ja teot' by Heinz-Juhani Hofmann.
West Coast Kokkola Opera, directed by Juha Hurme.
|Espoon Kaupunginteatteri, Louhisali|
Tuuli has won shared First Prize at the Kangasniemi singing competition in July 2013 in Kangasniemi, Finland. 7 singers competed in the finals of the upscale competition with renowned jury of Mikko Franck, Rilla Kyykkä, Irina Gavrilovici, Airi Tokola and Ilmo Ranta. Tuuli shared 1st Prize with soprano Suvi Väyrynen (middle) and 3rd Prize was awarded to soprano Anni Niemelä (left). Photo by Arto Pellinen.
Tuuli Takala has won the Timo Mustakallio singing competition in Savonlinna, Finland!
Once again the distinguished Timo Mustakallio singing competition was held in Savonlinna, Finland in July 2013.
16 young singers competed in the first round, from which 8 were chosen to perform in the finals in the Olavinlinna Castle.
The competition was of very high standard which made the decision of the esteemed jury (Jari Hämäläinen, Monica Groop, Jorma Silvasti and Jaakko Ryhänen) not an easy call.
Tuuli was awarded First Prize (the Timo Mustakallio scholarship) and the scholarship of the Eero Rantala Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation went to mezzosoprano Pihla Terttunen.
|Photo by: The Savonlinna Opera Festival / Timo Seppäläinen|
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