The Finnish soprano, Tiina-Maija Koskela, attended the international Lied-masterclass at the Royal Conservatory 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 – as well as in the world premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Castle in the Water at the Savonlinna Festival 2017.
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. Other recent highlights 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 sang the part of Gutrune under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov.
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 role of Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Nederlandse Reisopera in Enschede as well as in various other Dutch cities.

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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
  Götterdämmerung 3rd Norn
  Lohengrin Elsa
  Tannhäuser Elisabeth
Weber Der Freischütz Agathe


Traveling the Netherlands with the Dutchman
Having overwintered in Bari as Daland, Yorck Felix Speer once again sets sail, this time heading north with Tiina-Maija Koskela. Both singers will be performing in Paul Carr’s new production of The Flying Dutchman under the baton of Benjamin Levy in various Dutch cities. Koskela, for the first time as Senta, and Speer as Daland can be heard on the following nights: 20.04. Enschede; 22.04. Breda; 24./26.04. Den Haag; 03.05. Utrecht; 08.05. Rotterdam; 15.05. Maastricht; 18.05. Groningen; 25./27.05. Amsterdam; 31.05. Zwolle; 02.06. Apeldoorn; 07.06. Leeuwarden; 09.06. Arnhem.



Castle in the Water / Savonlinna Opera Festival / 09.07.17 /

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