BiographyAlready as a 5-year-old, the young Finnish soprano, Marjukka Tepponen, started taking her first piano lessons. She started her singing training in her hometown Kuopio and in 2008, she continued at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Marjut Hannula and Hilde Zadek in Vienna. She rapidly went on to achieve success at singing contests such as the International Mirjam Helin Contest in Helsinki and the contest in Lappeenranta, where she won first prize.
After her spectacular Traviata debut at the opera in Jyväskylä in 2009, she was engaged by the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, where she stays a regular guest performer in important roles such as Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Juliette/Die Tote Stadt, Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi, Frasquita/Carmen, Corinna/Il vaggio a Reims, and Mimì/ Bohème, a role in which she was also already a guest at the opera in Graz; and naturally, she also regularly guests at the renowned Savonlinna-Festival, where she often sang in the role of Pamina.
Highlights of the past seasons include her debut as Contessa/Le Nozze di Figaro in Turku (Finland), her debut as Donna Anna/Don Giovanni in Rijeka (Croatia), as well as concert engagements in Munich led by Ulf Schirmer and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester with a program consisting of film music, the Verdi Requiem with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, and Liederabende with the pianist Marita Viitasalo.
In the summer of 2015, she debuted with great success as Liù/Turandot at the Bregenz Festival, led by conductor Paolo Carignani and director Marco Arturo Marelli, and received another invitation for the following year. Special additional highlights were the celebrated world premiere of the Finnish Opera Indigo (Kivilaakso/(Toppinen) in the main role of Aurelia in Helsinki and the release of her first CD Aria Album with Mozart, Bel Canto, and French repertoire.
Future engagements take her, for the first time, to the U.S. where she will perform in the role of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte in Seattle, and in the same role in Helsinki, further she was invited back by the Savonlinna Festival as Liù/Turandot as well as by Tampere for the contemporary Opera Pohjalaisia.
Furthermore, she will record Il ritorno del Marinaio by Franz von Suppé and Faust/Marguerite von Gounod for the Decca label.
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|Bach, J.S.||B minor mass|
|St. John Passion|
|St. Matthew Passion|
|Berg||Sieben frühe Lieder|
|Brahms||Ein deutsches Requiem|
|Mozart||Mass in C minor|
|Korngold||Die tote Stadt||Juliette|
|Kivilaakso & Toppinen||Indigo||Aurelia|
|Don Giovanni||Donna Anna|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Contessa|
|Poulenc||La voix humaine||Frau|
|Purcell||Dido and Aeneas||Belinda|
|Rautavaara||House of the Sun||Noora|
|Rossini||Il viaggio a Reims||Corinna|