BiographyIris Candelaria is a Finnish/Spanish soprano who graduated from the Sibelius Academy Opera program under the tutelage of Annika Ollinkari in 2022.
Iris’ opera roles in the Sibelius Academy's opera program include Suzel in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, The Bear in Uljas Pulkkis' All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story, Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Miss Wordsworth in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring and Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito.
Iris frequently performs with the Helsinki-based interdisciplinary cultural group Eloa. In the summer of 2020 she performed in a recital with pianist Matleena Nyman at Helsinki fest, which was broadcast on Finnish National Broadcasting company YLE.
In 2022, she sang Queen of the Night/The Magic Flute at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and will return in the same role for the revival in 2023.
In addition, in the Summer of 2023 she will sing the role of Pamina at the Savonlinna Opera Festival.
Iris Candelaria won the 1st prize in the prestigious Timo Mustakallio competition (2019), the audience award in the Havets röst competition (2021), as well as 1st prize and the audience award at the Lappeenranta singing competition (2023).
In 2023, Iris was chosen for the Finnish National Opera's new Young Singers' Programme, beginning with the new season 2023/24 and for the following two seasons. She will sing a selection of important roles on the main stage.
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The Glorious Eight in SavonlinnaTo our great delight, this year's Savonlinna Opera Festival features several BOM artists in central roles!
Beginning on July 1st with Amy Lane's staging of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette conducted by Yves Abel, Marjukka Tepponen can be seen and heard in the role of Juliette, Arttu Kataja as Capulet, and Kevin Greenlaw takes on the role of Mercutio.
All performances: 01/03/05/07/12/14/17 July, 2023
At the same time, both casts of The Magic Flute starting on July 4th feature some familiar names!
Under the musical direction of Sakari Oramo, the following BOM singers will be on stage in August Everding's legendary production:
Sarastro (Mika Kares / Markus Suihkonen)
Tamino (Tuomas Katajala / Johan Krogius)
Pamina (Iris Candelaria)
All performances: 04/06/08/11/19/21 July, 2023
Further information on the productions and casts:
Photo: Laura Malmivaara
Photo: Michael Bleu
Photo: Janne Sihvo
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Despina's ariaPoulenc: Les mamelles de Tirésias
Therese's ariaDonizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
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