Biography

The Finnish soprano, Tiina-Maija Koskela, attended the international Lied-masterclass at the Royal Conservatoy in Brussels before finishing her studies in opera singing at the Sibelius Academy with Seppo Ruohonen with distinction. Since then, she has been perfecting her studies with Mika Kares, Tom Krause and Jaakko Ryhänen. In 2008, she won the Lappeenranta singing contest as well as the international Lauritz-Melchior competition for Wagner singers in 2014. In 2013, she was granted a Bayreuth scholarship by the Finnish Wagner Society.
 
Koskela made her debut at the Finnish National Opera in 2008, at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in 2009, and at the Tampere Opera in 2013. The quality of her clear and powerful voice excels especially in the works of Verdi and Wagner. Her repertoire includes pivotal roles such as Micaëla/Carmen, Liù/Turandot, Agathe in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Strauss‘ Ariadne, Desdemona/Otello, and Amelia/Un ballo in maschera.
Further, contemporary Finnish opera plays an important part in Koskela’s repertoire which led to her performing in two world premieres at the Ilmajoki Music Festival in Finland – in Ilkka Kuusisto’s Taipaleenjoki in 2009 (-2011) as well as in Uljas Pulkkis’ opera Kekkonen in 2013.
 
An additional highlight on the opera stage was her debut as Eva Pogner in Wagner’s Meistersinger at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki under the baton of Michael Güttler, followed by her scenic debut as Elsa in Lohengrin at Stadttheater Pforzheim.
 
Koskela’s lied- and concert repertoire contains lieder by Wolf, Strauss, Kuula, Sibelius, and others; including Vier letzte Lieder by Strauss, Sieben frühe Lieder by Berg, the Wesendonck-Lieder by Wagner, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Sibelius’ Kullervo Symphony. In 2010, Koskela sang in the world premiere of Ezio Monti’s Sei Grande Karol with the Filarmonica di Roma at Vatican City. A year prior, she sang Sibelius’ The Tempest with the Tokyo City Symphony in Japan.
 
Koskela’s future projects include the opera Pohjalaisia by Leevi Madetoja at the Tampere Opera as well as a concertante performance of Wagner‘s Götterdämmerung in Odense, Denmark in which she will sing the part of Gutrune under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov. Further, she will be performing in the world premiere of Aulis Sallinen‘s Linna vedessä at the Savonlinna Festival as well as in the role of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Nederlandse Reisopera in Enschede, Netherlands.

Artist Website

www.tiinamaijakoskela.com 

Management

General Management

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

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Mahler Symphony no. 8 / Soprano II
Schönberg Gurrelieder / Tove
Sibelius Symphonic poems
Strauss, R. Orchesterlieder
  Vier letzte Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Micaëla *
Dvorak Rusalka Rusalka
Haapanen Solity:d (contemporary) Second Woman
Kuusisto Taipaleenjoki (contemporary) Lotta
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Contessa *
Puccini Madama Butterfly Kate Pinkerton
  Turandot Liù *
Pulkkis Kekkonen (contemporary) Leva, maiden of Finland
Strauss, R. Arabella Arabella
  Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Tatyana
  The Queen of Spades Lisa
Verdi Otello Desdemona
  Un ballo in maschera Amelia
Wagner Das Rheingold Freia
  Der fliegende Holländer Senta
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Eva Pogner
  Die Walküre Ortlinde
    Sieglinde
  Götterdämmerung 3rd Norn
  Lohengrin Elsa
  Tannhäuser Elisabeth
Weber Der Freischütz Agathe

News

Double power from and in Finland
The audience of the Tampere Opera had every reason to pay a visit to the opera house during February. Sharing the stage were two young, promising sopranos from Boris Orlob Management: Marjukka Tepponen and Tiina-Maija Koskela. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Tampere Opera, the two sopranos were performing in the main roles of the opera The Ostrobothnians by Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja.
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