Marjukka Tepponen, Soprano
Finnish soprano Marjukka Tepponen began her musical education as a pianist at the age of five.
She had vocal studies from 2000 at the Conservatory of Kuopio and from 2003 at Jyväskylä Polytechnics. Mrs Tepponen entered the prestigious Sibelius Academy in 2008 and studied there with
Marjut Hannula. She graduated with highest scores in 2012. She has also studied privately in Vienna with professor Hilde Zadek.
Marjukka Tepponen was awarded the 2nd prize at the National Lied Competition in Kokkola 2007.
In 2008 she was the winner of the National Timo Mustakallio competition in Savonlinna and 2010 she was awarded the first prize at the National Lappeenranta Singing Competition.
Mrs. Tepponen has been singing as a soloist with most of the Finnish orchestras and several European orchestras. She has held concerts in Germany, Austria, Japan and the USA. Tepponen made her operatic debut as Violetta Valery in La Traviata (Jyväskylä Opera 2009). Her first appearance in the Finnish National Opera was the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni (2010) and on that same stage she has sung many remarkable roles such as Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Corinna in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims, Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme and Woman in Poulnec's La Voix Humaine. Tepponen made her international debut in Graz with the role of Mimi in La Boheme (2010). Her further roles have been Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (Savonlinna 2012 and 2014), Contessa and Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Turku and Tampere Opera 2013 and 2014), Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni (Rijeka International Opera 2015) and Liu in Puccini's Turandot (Bregenz Opera Festival 2015 and 2016).
Tepponen continues working with her future roles, such as Liisa in Madetoja's the Ostrobothnians (Tampere 2017) and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte (Seattle Opera and Finnish National Opera 2018).
Marjukka Tepponen has also recorded a lied album "Airs Chantés" with pianist Ilmari Räikkönen (Louhi Productions) and an aria album "Sweet Rapture and Heartache" with Kuopio City Orchestra and Alberto Hold-Garrido (Naxos). She has been engaged to sing in two opera recordings for DECCA in 2016; her roles are Jela in von Suppe's Opera des Matrosen Heimkehr and Marquerite in Gounod's Faust.
2.-16.11.2016 Opera Recording Session for DECCA
12.2.2017 The Ostrobothnians Tampere Opera, with Tampere Philharmonia, Conducting Anna-Maria Helsing
15.2.2017 The Ostrobothnians Tampere Opera, with Tampere Philharmonia, Conducting Anna-Maria Helsing
18.2.2017 The Ostrobothnians Tampere Opera, with Tampere Philharmonia, Conducting Anna-Maria Helsing
22.2.2017 The Ostrobothnians Tampere Opera, with Tampere Philharmonia, Conducting Anna-Maria Helsing
25.2.2017 The Ostrobothnians Tampere Opera, with Tampere Philharmonia, Conducting Anna-Maria Helsing