Silja Aalto, Soprano
Silja Aalto

Silja Aalto

Soprano
Bio: Silja Aalto is a Finnish soprano. Aalto made her opera debut in Estonian national opera in April 2018 singing the role of Countess Almaviva in W.A. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Since then she has appeared as a regular guest soloist in Estonian National Opera. Season 2018/19/20 she appeared as Mimí in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. In Janury 2021 she made her role debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. In January 2020 Ms. Aalto sang role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio in Oulu city theatre. She sang the same role in Espoo Organnight and aria Festival in August 2021 under baton of Okko Kamu. In August 2021 she sang the role of Sieglinde (Wagner, Die Walküre) in Eurajoki Belcanto Festival. Fall season 2021 also includes Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) in Estonian National Opera. Her future engagaments include 1.lady in Joonas Kokkonen’s Last temptations with Jyväskylä Opera in January 2022 and Kaija Saariaho’s orchestral work ”Mirage” with Jyväskylä City Orchestra in December 2021 under the baton of Ville Matvejeff. Silja Aalto is a GRAND PRIZE winner of the Metropolitan Vocal Competition opera division in New York (January 2017) and a winner of Lyra New York International Vocal Competition Opera division (December 2017). Aalto won 2nd prize and won 1.prize at the lieder section in international Elizabeth Connell -prize opera competition in September 2017 in Sydney, Australia. She won second prize in PMLF-Vocal Competition in Tallinn, Estonia in April 2017. She is also the winner of Toivo Kuula -singing competition 2016, Alavus Finland. Silja Aalto holds a master degree of Operasinging from Sibelius Academy under the guidance of teacher Eeva-Liisa Saarinen. Finnish Wagner Society granted her a scholarship for Bayreuth opera festival in August 2018. Her studies has been supported by Finnish Cultural Fund, Martin Wegelius Memory Fund and Selim Eskelin Foundation.
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Bio: Silja Aalto is a Finnish soprano. Aalto made her opera debut in Estonian national opera in April 2018 singing the role of Countess Almaviva in W.A. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Since then she has appeared as a regular guest soloist in Estonian National Opera. Season 2018/19/20 she appeared as Mimí in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. In Janury 2021 she made her role debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. In January 2020 Ms. Aalto sang role of Leonore in Beethoven’s Fidelio in Oulu city theatre. She sang the same role in Espoo Organnight and aria Festival in August 2021 under baton of Okko Kamu. In August 2021 she sang the role of Sieglinde (Wagner, Die Walküre) in Eurajoki Belcanto Festival. Fall season 2021 also includes Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) in Estonian National Opera. Her future engagaments include 1.lady in Joonas Kokkonen’s Last temptations with Jyväskylä Opera in January 2022 and Kaija Saariaho’s orchestral work ”Mirage” with Jyväskylä City Orchestra in December 2021 under the baton of Ville Matvejeff. Silja Aalto is a GRAND PRIZE winner of the Metropolitan Vocal Competition opera division in New York (January 2017) and a winner of Lyra New York International Vocal Competition Opera division (December 2017). Aalto won 2nd prize and won 1.prize at the lieder section in international Elizabeth Connell -prize opera competition in September 2017 in Sydney, Australia. She won second prize in PMLF-Vocal Competition in Tallinn, Estonia in April 2017. She is also the winner of Toivo Kuula -singing competition 2016, Alavus Finland. Silja Aalto holds a master degree of Operasinging from Sibelius Academy under the guidance of teacher Eeva-Liisa Saarinen. Finnish Wagner Society granted her a scholarship for Bayreuth opera festival in August 2018. Her studies has been supported by Finnish Cultural Fund, Martin Wegelius Memory Fund and Selim Eskelin Foundation.
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Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Beethoven
FidelioLeonore1
Britten
A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena1
Mozart
Le nozze di FigaroLa Contessa di Almaviva3
Puccini
La bohèmeMimì1

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Silja Aalto
Silja Aalto
Soprano
Full name: Silja Aalto
Citizenship: Finland

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