Ville Salonen

 

Address: Helsinki

E-mail: villevillico@gmail.com

Tel: +358 50 350 8721

Professional info

 

The Finnish tenor, Ville Salonen has studied music theater and opera in Finland at the National Theatre Academy and graduated 2000. He has also studied International Relations in the University of Tampere. He has continued his studies with Kammersänger Tom Krause and now with Professor Dorothy Irving.He has since his graduation sang with major Finnish orchestras and performed in major theatres and opera companies. He has been performing since 2005 at Finnish National Opera and also in Glyndebourne, England and Estonia- theatre, Tallinn. He has had singing lessons, courses and master classes also with: Dorothy Irving, Irina Gavrilovici, Peter Schreier, Regine Crespin. He has worked with conductors such as Ralf Gothoni, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Yan Pascal Tortelier. He has sung in opera performances and in concerts in Finland, Russia, France, Germany and Sweden. His beautiful ringing voice along with his acting and dancing abilities make him perfect for the lyric tenor opera and operetta repertoire, as well as modern and musicals repertoire. He has won several grants and awards for his singing including the 2nd prize in major Finnish national competition, the Lappeenranta singing competition for young singers. He is also a popular TV actor and performer in Finland.

Ville Salonen is currently Opera chef at the new opera company Opera BOX, in Alexander Theatre,Helsinki.

Languages

 

Suomi

English

Svenska

Deutsch

Français

Portugues

Italiano

Espanol

Skills

 

 

Singing

Acting

Dancing

2010 - present

Work experience

 

 

Grants:

Finnish Opera Council, Opera Bank 2004-6

Pro Musica scholarship 2008, SKR 1998, Kordelin Foundation 2002, Wihuri Foundation 2013

2nd Prize The Lappeenranta singing competition 2004

 

TV-experience

TV –series Headhunters Channel 4 2002-4 -6

TV –series Iskelmäkaruselli, YLE TV 1 1999

 

Operatic repertoire:

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, Nemorino

Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Tanzmeister, Scaramuccio

Tsaikovski: Jevgeni Onegin, Lenski,

Verdi: La Traviata, Alfredo

Mozart: Cosí fan Tutte, Ferrando

Wagner: Nürnberg Meistersinger, Lehrbube

Bernstein Candide, Candide

Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti, Trio

Pulkkis: Kekkonen, Adjutantti

Mozart: Entführung aus Seraglio, Belmonte, Pedrillo

Mozart: Zauberflöte: Tamino

Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna, Ecclitico, Cecco

Ravel: L’heure espagnol, Torquemada

Kuusisto: Taipaleenjoki, Jaakko Sola, Ilmajoki 2010 -12

Kuusisto: Gabriel, tule takaisin! Poika

Mozart: Cosí fan tutte, Ferrando

Britten: Prodigal Son, Prodigal Son

Verdi Don Carlo, Conte di Lerma, Araldo

Ala-Kotila: Pinus Sylvestris; Kalervo

Puccini; Manon Lescaut; Maestro di Ballo, Finnish National Opera

Strauss; Salome; 2. Jew, Finnish National Opera

Mozart; Cosí/ School4 lovers, Freddie, Ferrando, Glyndebourne, FNO

Haydn L’infedeltà delusa, Nencio,

Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann, Pitichinaccio, Andreas, Franz, Cochenille

Kuusisto: Ring of the King, Kustaa Perttilä

Verdi: Otello, Cassio; Rimski -Korsakov theatre St.Petersburg

Janaček: Cunny Little Vixen, Pashek, Rooster, Woodpecker

 

Operetta

Lehár: Paganini: Pimpinelli

Strauss: Wienerblut, Josef

Strauss: Fledermaus, Alfred

Strauss: Eine Nacht in Venedig, Pappacoda, Caramello

Lehar: Der Graf von Luxemburg, Brissard

Kalmán, Csardasfürstin, Boni

Abraham: Ball in Savoy, Marquis

Lehar: Circus Princess, Toni

Lehar: Lustige Wittwe, Camille de Rossillon

Offenbach: Orfeus en Enfers, Orfeus, Merkurius

 

Children’s opera & musicals

Alander: Silver spoon, Pedrillo

Finnilä: Little girl with Matches, Hans/ Stove

Almila: Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh, Finnish National Opera

Alander: KadosKissa, Oskari, Kreivi Forelli & Kupla, Finnish National Opera

Fagerrud: 7 Dogbrothers Savonlinna opera Festival

Fagerrud: War December

Kilpeläinen:Kuningas EI! Kaarle the Dog

Alander: Kahlekuningas ja Karkuri Finnish National Opera

 

Oratorios

Bach: St. John Passion Evangelist, tenor arias

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Debussy: L'enfant prodigue

Dubois: Les 7 Paroles sur le Croix

Haydn: Nelson Messe Stabat Mater

Mozart: G-major Messe,  Requiem, c minor messe, Waisenhaus messe

 

Musicals

Bernstein; West Side Story; Tony

Casey -Jacobs: Grease: Danny

Hanian: Calypso, Orpheus

Rodgers: Cinderella

Schönberg: Miss Saigon; Chris

Steinmann: Dance of the Vampires/ Tanz der Vampires: Alfred

2010 - present

Education

 

Tampere University,

Social Sciences department, International Studies

​1991 - 2001

 

 
National Theatre Academy

Music theatre studies

1998 - 2000

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