Biography

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REPERTOIRE

OPERATIC ROLES

 

G.Bizet: Carmen: Moralés

B.Britten: A Midsummer Night`s Dream: Starveling         

B.Britten: The Rape of Lucretia: Tarquinius

G.Donizetti: Il Campanello: Enrico

E.Korngold: Die tote Stadt: Fritz

G.F.Händel: Alcina: Melisso

F.Lehár: Die lustige Witwe: Danilo

R.Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Silvio*

L.Madetoja: The Ostrobothnians: Jussi*

G-C.Menotti: The Telephone: Ben

W.A.Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Papageno*

W.A.Mozart: Don Giovanni: Don Giovanni

W.A.Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Il Conte

J.Offenbach: La Chatte métamorphosée en femme: Dig-Dig

H.Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Aeneas           

G.Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Figaro* 
G.Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Fiorello 

Shakespeare/Sibelius: The Tempest: Trinculo

O.Strauss: Die lustigen Nibelungen: König Gunther

                    

Contemporary Opera

Sebastian Fagerlund: Döbeln (title role)

Paavo Korpijaakko: Oikeusjuttu (The Trial)

Uljas Pulkkis: I väntan på en jordbävning (Waiting for Earthquake

Kari Tikka: Rakkaus on väkevä kuin kuolema (Love is Powerful as Death)

S.Tuurna: The Box

*role in preparation

ORATORIO

J.S.Bach: Magnificat

J.S.Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

G.Faure: Requiem

G.Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

F.Schubert: Mass No. 3 in B-flat Major

LIED

V.Agopov: Offrets timme

J.Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge

H.Duparc: all songs

G.Mahler: Kindertotenlieder

M.Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

F.Schubert: Schwanengesang

R.Schumann: Dichterliebe

R.Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24

 

A vast number of German, French, Anglo- Saxon, Nordic and Finnish art songs

Jussi Vänttinen is a Finnish baritone and the winner of the 2019 Lappeenranta National Singing Competition. His performances in both opera and concert venues have earned a lot of praise for his intensity and physicality and his ability to be in contact with the audience.

Jussi made his debut at the Finnish National Opera in September 2019 in the role of Moralés (G.Bizet: Carmen).

In September 2021 he made his debut as a soloist of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Igor Stravinsky´s chamber opera Renard

Mr. Vänttinen received his MMus at the University College of Opera in Stockholm and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Over the past few years, Jussi has performed the roles of Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Starveling in A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ben in The Telephone, and Gunther in Die lustigen Nibelungen.

 

Jussi Vänttinen has performed as a soloist with Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Lohja City Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta and Saimaa Sinfonietta. He is also active as a lied singer. His current lied repertoire includes for example Schubert´s Schwanengesang song cycle, Brahms´s Vier ernste Gesänge, Schumann´s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op. 24, Duparc´s songs and Ravel´s Don Quichotte á Dulcinée song cycle.

He is also a well-liked contemporary music performer. In December 2019 he participated in the premiere of Paavo Korpijaakko's The Trial and Uljas Pulkkis' opera I väntan på en jordbävning. In April 2020, he sang in Kari Tikka's opera Love is Powerful as Death, and in June 2021 in the title role of Sebastian Fagerlund's opera Döbeln.

He has attended numerous masterclasses,working with artists such as François Le Roux, Martin Katz, Konrad Jarnot, Soile Isokoski, Mikko Franck and Dorothy Irving.

 

Jussi´s studies and artistic work have been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pro Musica Foundation, Martin Wegelius Foundation and Selim Eskelin Foundation.

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