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, Roope Pelo and Christian Juslin. She has studied lied with Heikki Pellinen and Juho Alakärppä.

Her opera studies in Stockholm have so far included the roles of Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring, B. Britten) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart) 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). Last summer Rauvala made a very successful debut in the title role of G. Paisiello´s Nina in Vadstena, Sweden.

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. Finnich Cultural Foundation and family Ekbergs's fond and a cultural prize from Salon Seudun Sanomat in december 2016.

REPERTOIRE

Repertoire

Opera roles done on stage
* = under process

B. Britten

Miss Wordsworth, Albert Herring

W.A. Mozart

Papagena, Die Zauberflöte *

Pamina, Die Zauberflöte *

G. Paisiello

Nina, Nina o sia la Pazza per amore

O. Straus

Brünhilde, Die Lustige Nibelungen

Parts of operas done on stage

G. Verdi

Duet of Violetta and Germont, La Traviata

E. Humperdinck

Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel

G. Donizetti

Adina, Lélisir d´amore

G. Donizetti

Duett of Lucia and Edgardo, Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera arias

C. Gounod

The Jewel Song, Faust

Ah! Je veux vivre, Romeo et Julitette

G. Puccini

O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi

Quando men vo, La Boheme

W.A Mozart

Zeffiretti lusinghieri,

Se il padre perdei,

Padre, germani, Idomeneo

Vedrai, Carino,

Batti, batti o bel Masetto, Don Giovanni

G.F. Handel

V´adoro pupille,

Piangero la sorte mia, Giulio Cesare

G. Donizetti

Quel guardo il cavaliere, Don Pasquale

Prendi, per me sei, L´elisir d´amore

R. Leoncavallo

Stridono lassu, Pagliacci

E. Melartin

Ainon aaria koivulle, Aino

G. Verdi

Sul fil d´un soffio etesio, Falstaff

Caro nome, Rigoletto

G. Rossini

Sombre fore, Wilhelm Tell

G. Bizet

Je dis que rien ne m´épouvante, Carmen

J. Strauss

Mein Herr Marquis. Die Fledermaus

V. Bellini

Oh quante volte, I Capuleti e i Montecchi

I. Stravinsky

No word from Tom, The Rake´s progress

C.M. von Weber

Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen, Der Freischütz

Lied repertoire

J. Sibelius

Var det en dröm, op.37 no 4

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

Kaiutar, op.72 no 4

Jubal, op.35 no 1

Våren flyktar hastigt, op.13 no 4

Vårtagen, op.61 no 8

Illalle, op.17 no 6

När jag drömmer, op 61 no 3

L. Madetoja

Hymyi Hypnos, op.9 no 2

Luulit ma katselin sua.. op.63 no 3

Heijaa, heijaa, op.60 no 1

Ilkka Kuusisto

Kiurun portaat - laulusarja

T. Kuula

Tuijotin tulehen kauan, op.2 no 2

Purjein kuutamolla, op.31 no 1

R. Strauss

Ständchen, op.17 no 2

Zueignung, op.10 no 1

Morgen, op.27 no 4

J. Brahms

Meine Liebe ist grün, op.63 no.5

An die Nachtigall, op.46 no.4

Vergebliches Ständchen, op.84 no.4

F. Schubert

Frühlingsglaube, op.20 no.2

Lachen und Weinen, op.59 no.4

An die Musik, op.88 no.4

H. Wolf

Die Spröde (Goethe lieder)

Wer rief dich denn? (Italienisches Liederbuch)

In dem schatten meiner Locken (Spanisches liederbuch)

E. Grieg

En Svane, op.25 no 1

Ein Traum, op.48 no 6

C. Debussy

Nuit d´etoiles

Clair de lune

Fantoches

Romance

Dvorak

Als die alte Mutter, op.55 no 4

CALENDAR

Calendar

2018

apr

28

The Medium

Menotti’s the Medium in joint production with Jönköping Sinfonietta and Operahögskolan i Stockohlm


2017

may

13

Operahögskolans vårkonsert

Confidencen - Ulriksdals Slottsteater, Solna

apr

07

KMH Symphoniorkester och solister från Operahögskolan

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

mar

11

Albert Herring, B Britten

University College of Stockholm, Sweden

2016

dec

17

Halikon Joulu -konsertti

Kuvaus

nov

27

Joulukonsertti

Karkkilan kirkko

oct

21

Operadax

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

CONTACT

Contact



Saara is managed by
Chordus Artist Management

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