Satu-kristina Vesa

Satu-kristina Vesa

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

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2012Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2010Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2000Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora


Dramatic  soprano Satu-Kristina Vesa (nee Jaatinen) qualified as an a musician at the Lahti Institute of Music and Drama where she studied under Sirkka Parviainen. She spent 2009-2010 studying in Vienna with Professor Franz Lukasovsky and in autumn 2010 entered the Sibelius Academy Department of Voice to study with Anssi Hirvonen in the opera programme leading to a Masters degree in music. In spring 2016 she finished her diploma in opera and Master of Music degree wit the highest results. Satu-Kristina has played an active part Lahti Opera and done a number of roles in student productions and professional productions as a guest artist (e.g. Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Santuzza and Lola in Mascagni´s Cavalleria rusticana, Orpheus in Gluck´s Orfeus). In spring of 2009 she appeared in Ooppera Skaala production ot A madrigal opera by Philip Glass that was also recorded (Orange Mountain).The soloist of many works for the church (such as Rossini: Stabat Mater, Verdi: Requiem), Satu-Kristina has appeared at the Lahti Operetta Festival and as a soloist with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Opera Choir, Sibelius Academy Orchestra, Kuopio City Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.She was one of 6 finalists in international Sibelius singing competition in October 2011 and had a special price in Lappeenranta national competition in 2006. Last summer she did her solo debut at Savonlinna Operafestival in  Z mrtvého domu by Leoš Janáček (June 2016). 

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Il Trovatore Leonora Immediately Lahti Opera 2012
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza Immediately Lahti Opera 2010
Verdi: Il Trovatore Leonora 2000