Silja Aalto, soprano

Silja Aalto is a Finnish soprano. Her future engagements include a debut with the BBC Symphony orchestra (Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony) and role debut as Riitta in Tampere Opera (J. Kokkonen: Last Temptations). This season she made her house debut in the Finnish Nationalopera as a soprano soloist in Christian Spuck’s highly acclaimed choreography of Verdi’s Requiem. Last season she made her debut as Elsa in Estonia Theatre’s new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Aalto’s other opera roles include Leonora (Verdi: Trovatore), Leonore (Beethoven: Fidelio), Mimi (G. Puccini: La Boheme), Countess (W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Sieglinde (Wagner: Die Walküre), 1st Lady (J. Kokkonen: Last Temptations), Mrs. Alice (G. Verdi: Falstaff), Helena (B. Britten: Midsummernights’s dream) and Minna (E. Rautavaara: The Gift of Magi).

Aalto 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.

Silja Aalto graduated from the Sibelius Academy Opera Master program on 2018. Silja’s studies has been supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation and she holds a stipendium of the Finnish Wagner Society.