Biography

Niina Keitel has become one of the most successful Finnish mezzos of her time. After graduating Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki, she started her career at Staatstheater Darmstadt. In Darmstadt she sang a wide repertoire of roles including Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel and Magdalene/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

In 2010, she joined the ensemble of Nationaltheater Mannheim for one season before joining the ensemble in Finnish National Opera in her native Finland in 2011. In Mannheim she performed such roles as Olga/Eugene Onegin and Lola/Cavalleria Rusticana, and in Helsinki she sang Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen/Carmen, Judit/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, and Marina/Boris Godunov. Since 2014, she has become a freelancer and is a widely sought-after singer of opera, concert and lied alike. One of the highlights of her lied recitals was a concert tour in Japan in summer 2015.

Guest performances have led her to: Opéra national de Paris, Opera Frankfurt, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Daegu International Opera Festival, Luzerner Theater, Theater Heidelberg and the Munich Biennale.  

As a versatile concert singer Ms. Keitel has performed with many symphony orchestras in Finland, Sweden, Germany and France and has worked with many successful conductors, including Kent Nagano, Philippe Jordan, Dan Ettinger, Leif Segerstam, Mikko Franck and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Her recent concert highlights include alto soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Colmar Les Musicales Festival and Beethoven 9th in Gothenburg with Kent Nagano. She has also been seen and heard in many world premieres of both orchestral and operatic works. 

In addition to her career as an opera and concert singer, Niina Keitel is the Artistic Director of the Lemi Music Festival in Finland.

Künstler Website

www.niinakeitel.com
 
 

Management

European Management excluding Scandinavia

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager
ingunn@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  Christmas Oratorio
  Magnificat
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Symphony no. 9
  Mass in C major
  Missa solemnis
Berg Altenberg-Lieder
  Sieben frühe Lieder
Berlioz Les nuits d'été
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
Händel Messiah
Haydn Nelson-Messe
Heininen Musta kehtolaulu (UA)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
  Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  Kindertotenlieder
Mozart Mass in C major
  Requiem
  Vesperae solennes de confessore
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
  Stabat Mater
Schubert Mass No. 5 in A flat major
Sibelius Kullervo
  Orchestral Songs
Verdi Requiem
Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Bartók Bluebeard's Castle Judith
Bizet Carmen Carmen
    Mercedes
Britten Albert Herring Nancy
  Noye's Fludde Mrs Noye
Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur Dangeville
Händel Giulio Cesare in Egitto Sesto
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Hansel
Janacek The Makropulos Affair Komorna
    Poklizecka
Joneleit, Jens Piero - Ende der Nacht (UA) Mezzo-soprano
Kokkonen The Last Temptations 2nd woman
Korngold Die tote Stadt Lucienne
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Lola
Mozart Apollo et Hyacinthus              Zephyrus
  Così fan tutte Dorabella
  Die Zauberflöte 2. Dame
  Don Giovanni Zerlina
  Le nozze di Figaro Marcellina
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Marina Mnischek
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann Nicklausse
Orff De temporum fine comoedia Sibylle
Puccini Madama Butterfly Suzuki
  Suor Angelica La badessa
    La maestra delle novizie
Reinvere, Jüri Purge (UA) Zara
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Berta
  La Cenerentola Angelina
Sallinen Kullervo Smith's young wife
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Sonjetka
Smetana The Bartered Bride Ludmila
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Prinz Orlowsky
Strauss, R. Der Rosenkavalier Octavian
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga
Verdi La forza del destino Preziosilla
  La traviata Flora
  Otello Emilia
  Rigoletto Maddalena
Wagner Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Magdalene
  Die Walküre Roßweiße
  Götterdämmerung 2. Norn
  Parsifal 2. Knappe
    Blumenmädchen
    Stimme aus der Höhe
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