Ville Salonen

Ville Salonen

Lyric Tenor

Voice with Scandinavian light
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«"Salonen´s beautiful tenor voice brought us to the heavens gates" in DUbois les 7 paroles du Christ»
Satakunnan kansa (2016)
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaCount Almaviva
2017Bernstein: CandideCandide
2017Lehár: PaganiniGiacomo Pimpinelli
2016Strauss J.: Wiener Blut, Op. 354Joseph
2016Mozart: Mass K.317, C major (Coronation)Tenor
2016Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2016Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2016Dubois: 7 parolesTenor
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2015Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFerrando
2015Wagner: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergLehrbube
2015Gabriel tule takaisinGabriel
2015Graf von LuxemburgBrissard
2015Debussy: L'enfant prodigue, L. 57L'enfent prodigue
2015Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2015Pienet EnkelitEdwin
2015Mozart: RequiemTenor
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky
2015Offenbach: Les deux aveuglesGuido
2015La Chatte métamorphosée en FemmeGuido
2014Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoPaolino
2014Bernstein: CandideCandide
2014Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti2nd trio member
2014Strauss J.: Die FledermausAlfred
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2013Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Spiller/Jesus/Evangelist
2013Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2013Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
2011Ravel: L'heure espagnoleTorquemada
2010Britten: The Prodigal SonProdigal Son
2007Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannCochenille/Andrès/Frantz/Pitichinaccio
2003Lehár: Die Lustige WitweRossignol
2000Verdi: OtelloCassio

Bio

The Finnish tenor, Ville Salonen has studied music theater and opera in Finland at the National Theatre Academy and graduated 2000. He continued his studies with late Kammersänger Tom Krause and Professor Dorothy Irving. He has 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, Rimski-Korsakov Theatre Saint -Petersburg and Estonia- theatre, Tallinn. He has had singing lessons, courses and master classes also with: Irina Gavrilovici, Peter Schreier and Regine Crespin. Salonen has sung in opera performances and in concerts in Finland, Russia, France, Germany, Tunisia 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 performed over 70 roles, ranging from Tamino to Lensky and Nemorino and from Candide to Chris in Miss Saigon.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Tamino Vaasan Ooppera 2018
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Count Almaviva No Opera BOX 2017
Bernstein: Candide Candide Vaasan Ooppera 2017
Lehár: Paganini Giacomo Pimpinelli Operart 2017
Strauss J.: Wiener Blut, Op. 354 Joseph Aleksanterin teatteri 2016