Maiju Vaahtoluoto

Maiju Vaahtoluoto

Die junge finnische Altistin Maiju Vaahtoluoto absolvierte ihr Studium 2017 an der Sibelius-Akademie. Bereits 2011 gab sie ihr Bühnendebüt an der Vaasa Opera als Tyyne in Ilkka Kuusistos Oper ISÄNMAAN TYTTÄRET. An der West Coast Kokkola Opera gestaltete sie Van in Glanerts Oper DER ENGEL AUF DEM SCHIFF und Melindo in Vivaldis LA VERITÁ IN CIMENTO. In ihrer Heimatstadt Savonlinna sang sie Knusperhexe / HÄNSEL UND GRETEL mit dem Savonlinna Orchestra und mit der ESMO Chamber Opera. An der Sibelius-Akademie interpretierte sie die Partie der Natalia Sedova in Kalevi Ahos FRIDA Y DIEGO, Maddalena in Rossinis IL VIAGGIO A REIMS sowie Oberon in Brittens A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, an der Opera Nova Ruusa in Ilkka Kuusistos GABRIEL, TULE TAKAISIN.

Im Rahmen des Savonlinna Opera Festivals sang sie als Großmutter in Pauers ROTKÄPPCHEN und kehrte 2018 als Kate Pinkerton / MADAMA BUTTERFLY dorthin zurück. An der Finnischen Nationaloper in Helsinki sang sie in der Saison 2017/2018 die Partie der 3. Dame / DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE.

In der Spielzeit 2018/2019 bereicherte sie als Stipendiatin des Förderkreises der Deutschen Oper Berlin unser Ensemble und kehrt 2022/23 als Botin / DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE hierher zurück..

Ihr Konzertrepertoire beinhaltet die relevanten Alt-Partie in Johann Sebastian Bachs „Johannespassion“, Melartins 4. Sinfonie, Rossinis „Petite Messe Solennelle“, de Fallas „El Amor Brujo“, Vivaldis „Gloria“, Saint-Saëns’ „Oratorio de Noël“, Mendelssohn Bartholdys „Elias“ und Rachmaninows „Vigilia“.

Maiju Vaahtoluoto gewann den Ersten Preis beim Kangasniemi Singing Competition 2016 und war 2015 Finalistin des Timo Mustakallio Competition.



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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 1. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: "An American Christmas"
Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey
5.00 p.m. / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

From the frosty north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Chile, from Buenos Aires to New York City - the Advent season is celebrated across the entire American double continent. But there are huge differences in how Christmas is celebrated. This diversity is also reflected in the music that precedes and accompanies the festivities. While the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez takes up the lively rhythms of South American dances in his cantata "Navidad Nuestra" ("Our Christmas"), songs such as "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" succeed in translating the contemplative into the popular in a unique way. Join sopranos Julie Wyma and Valeria Delmé and pianist Jamison Livsey on a journey through the musical realms on the other side of the Atlantic.

Julie Wyma comes from the USA and studied at the universities of Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. Numerous performances on the opera and concert stage have taken her throughout the USA and Europe. Since the 2021/22 season, she has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin chorus as 1st soprano, where she not only sings in the major choral operas with her colleagues, but also takes on a solo role as La Conversa in SUOR ANGELICA. In addition to her work as a singer, Julie Wyma is also active as a singing teacher, costume designer and director.

Valeria Delmé was born in Buenos Aires and gained her first musical experience at an early age, including as a soloist in the children's chorus of the Teatro Colón. This was followed by further opera performances on various stages in Argentina and training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" before she began performing regularly in Germany in 2017. Valeria Delmé now sings as 2nd soprano in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The pianist and conductor Jamison Livsey studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2016, he conducted a premiere of TURN OF THE SCREW in Tel Aviv. He has worked as a répétiteur with conducting engagements at many opera companies, including Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Cleveland, Anchorage Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Toledo Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Opera North. He has also appeared with these opera companies as a harpsichordist and orchestral pianist with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Rossini to the present day. He has worked as a guest conductor at Opera Santa Barbara. He is also active as a Lied accompanist, including for Vivica Genaux. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he works as a répétiteur in the chorus.