Saara Rauvala

Soprano

BIO

Bio

CV

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BIOGRAPHY

Saara Rauvala is a young up-and-coming soprano from Salo, Finland who possesses "a brilliant beautiful voice with an agility and freshness throughout the entire range" (Aftonbladet).

Saara is currently studying at the University College of Opera in Stockholm (bachelor 2015-18) under the tutelage of baritone Robert Hyman and Ulrika Tenstam. She began her classical singing studies in Helsinki Conservatory with Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, after years of violin and piano studies. Additionally, she has worked with Dorothy Irving, Reetta Haavisto, Matti Pelo and Roope Pelo. She has studied lied with Heikki Pellinen and Juho Alakärppä.

Her opera studies in Stockholm have so far included the roles of Monica (The Medium, C. Menotti) Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring, B. Britten) and Papagena´s role (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart) at the Royal Swedish Opera as well as highlights of opera roles such as Violetta (La Traviata, G. Verdi), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor, G. Donizetti), Adina (L'elisir d'amore, G. Donizetti) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel, Humperdinck). In Helsinki Conservatory she performed the role of Brünhilde (Die Lustige Nibelungen, O. Straus). In summer 2016, Rauvala made a very successful debut in the title role of G. Paisiello's Nina in Vadstena, Sweden and in summer 2017 she sung Paminas (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart) role in Lyric Opera Studio´s summer production in Weimar, Germany.

Among opera, Rauvala has a large varied repertoire which includes composers such as Sibelius, Madetoja Kuula, Grieg, Wolf, Strauss, and Debussy.

Rauvala has received scholarships from i.a. Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, 25 June of 1988 foundation and family Ekberg's fond and she received a cultural prize from Salon Seudun Sanomat in December 2016.

REPERTOIRE

Repertoire

Opera roles done on stage
* = under process

Britten, B.

Miss Wordsworth, Albert Herring

Menotti, C.

Monica, The Medium

Mozart, W.A.

Papagena, Die Zauberflöte

Mozart, W.A.

Pamina, Die Zauberflöte

Paisiello, G.

Nina, Nina o sia la Pazza per amore

Straus, O.

Brünhilde, Die Lustige Nibelungen

Parts of operas done on stage

Donizetti, G.

Adina, L'elisir d'amore

Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor

Humperdinck, E.

Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel

Verdi, G.

Violetta , La Traviata

Opera arias

Bellini, V.

Oh quante volte, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Bizet, G.

Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante, Carmen

Donizetti, G.

Quel guardo il cavaliere, Don Pasquale

Prendi, per me sei, L'elisir d'amore

G.F. Handel,

V'adoro pupille, Giulio Cesare

Gounod, C.

The Jewel Song, Faust

Ah! Je veux vivre, Romeo et Julitette

Handel, G.F.

Piangero la sorte mia, Giulio Cesare

Leoncavallo, R.

Stridono lassu, Pagliacci

Melartin, E.

Ainon aaria koivulle, Aino

Mozart, W.A.

Zeffiretti lusinghieri, Idomeneo

Padre, germani, Idomeneo

Se il padre perdei, Idomeneo

Vedrai, Carino, Don Giovanni

Batti, batti o bel Masetto, Don Giovanni

Puccini, G.

O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi

Quando men vo, La Boheme

Rossini, G.

Sombre fore, Wilhelm Tell

Strauss, J.

Mein Herr Marquis, Die Fledermaus

Stravinsky, I.

No word from Tom, The Rake's progress

Verdi, G.

Sul fil d'un soffio etesio, Falstaff

Caro nome, Rigoletto

von Weber, C.M.

Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen, Der Freischütz

Lied repertoire

Brahms, J.

Meine Liebe ist grün, op.63 no.5

An die Nachtigall, op.46 no.4

Vergebliches Ständchen, op.84 no.4

Debussy, C.

Nuit d'etoiles

Clair de lune

Fantoches

Romance

Dvorak, A.

Als die alte Mutter, op.55 no 4

Grieg, E.

En Svane, op.25 no 1

Ein Traum, op.48 no 6

Kuula, T.

Tuijotin tulehen kauan, op.2 no 2

Purjein kuutamolla, op.31 no 1

Kuusisto, I.

Kiurun portaat - laulusarja

Madetoja, L.

Hymyi Hypnos, op.9 no 2

Luulit ma katselin sua.. , op.63 no 3

Heijaa, heijaa, op.60 no 1

Schubert, F.

Frühlingsglaube, op.20 no.2

Lachen und Weinen, op.59 no.4

An die Musik, op.88 no.4

Sibelius, J.

Var det en dröm, , op.37 no 4

Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte, op.37 no 5

Kaiutar, op.72 no 4

Våren flyktar hastigt, op.13 no 4

Vårtagen, op.61 no 8

Illalle , op.17 no 6

När jag drömmer, op 61 no 3

Strauss, R.

Ständchen, op.17 no 2

Zueignung, op.10 no 1

Morgen, op.27 no 4

Wolf, H.

Die Spröde, Goethe lieder

Wer rief dich denn?, Italienisches Liederbuch

In dem schatten meiner Locken, Spanisches liederbuch

CALENDAR

Calendar


2018

apr

28


Menotti's the Medium in a joint production with Riksteatern and Operahögskolan I Stockholm, in Stockholm

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apr

24


Menotti's The Medium in a joint production with Riksteatern and Operahögskolan I Stockholm, in Värnamo

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apr

15


Menotti's The Medium in a joint production with Riksteatern and Operahögskolan I Stockholm, in Jönköping

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apr

14


Menotti's The Medium in a joint production with Riksteatern and Operahögskolan I Stockholm, in Jönköping

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mar

24


Giresta kyrkan 16.00

2017

dec

14


Laulu Saara Rauvala urut ja piano Pete Vuorio, vapaa pääsy

may

13


Confidencen - Ulriksdals Slottsteater, Solna

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apr

7


Välkända arior och ouvertyrer av tonsättare som Mozart, Puccini, Verdi och Wagner

mar

11


University College of Stockholm, Sweden

2016

dec

17


nov

27


Karkkilan kirkko

oct

21


Operahögskolan som tillsammans med KTH:s Akademiska kapell ska framföra musik av bl.a. Bizet, Gershwin, Massenet, Menotti, Puccini, Rossini, Tjajkovskij och Verdi!

00jan

11


Kuvaus

CONTACT

Contact



Saara is managed by
Chordus Artist Management

Pete Vuorio
+358 20 7959 110
pete . vuorio @ chordus.fi