Silja Aalto

Silja Aalto

Full Lyric Soprano

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2018Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2018Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie)Soprano
2018Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57Lia
2018Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor, K. 427Soprano #2
2017Verdi: FalstaffAlice Ford
2017Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamHelena
2017Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70Soprano


Silja Aalto is a Finnish soprano. She graduated from the Sibelius Academy Opera Master program in Helsinki Finland on June 2018 under the guidance of teacher Eeva-Liisa Saarinen. 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. In December 2018 she sang Mimí in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème in Estoninan National Opera. She 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 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. Aalto’s opera roles include Countess in W.A. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Mimí in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, Mrs. Alice in Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, Helena in Benjamin Britten’s Midsummernights’s dream and Minna in Einojuhani Rautavaara’s opera The Gift of Magi. She has also musically studied the roles of Micaela from Bizet's Carmen and Mutter from Humperdinck's Hänsel&Gretel.

Aalto was singing an opera recital in Lincoln Center New York in February 2018. On April 2018 she sang as a soprano soloist in Mahler 2nd Symphony with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Her future engagements includes Mozart Mass in c minor with Tapiola Sinfonietta (November 2018) and Gala concerts with Estonian national opera in August 2018. Finnish Wagner Society granted her a scholarship for Bayreuth opera festival in August 2018. She is also singing with the Vasa city orchestra in September 2018. Her studies has been supported by Finnish Cultural Fund, Martin Wegelius Memory Fund and Selim Eskelin Foundation.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì Immediately Estonian National Opera 2019
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva Immediately Estonian National Opera 2018
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, C minor (Auferstehungssymphonie) Soprano Immediately Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra 2018
Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57 Lia 24 hours Eurajoki BelCanto Festival 2018
Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor, K. 427 Soprano #2 24 hours Tapiola Sinfonietta 2018


Grand prIze meTRpolitan Music festival comPetition
2Nd PrIze elisabeth connell comPetition
Winner lyra new york international vocal competition
Winner toivo kuula sinGing competition
2nd prize pmlf vocal competition tallinn estonia