Already as a 5-year-old, the young Finnish soprano, Marjukka Tepponen, started taking her first piano lessons. She started her singing training in her hometown Kuopio, and continued at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Marjut Hannula, as well as with Hilde Zadek in Vienna. She rapidly went on to achieve success at singing contests, such as the International Mirjam Helin Contest in Helsinki and the contest in Lappeenranta, where she won first prize.

Following her spectacular debut in La traviata at the opera in Jyväskylä in 2009, she was engaged by the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, where she stays a regular guest performer in important roles, such as Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Juliette/Die tote Stadt, Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi, Frasquita/Carmen, Corinna/Il vaggio a Reims, and Mimì/La bohème, a role in which she was also already a guest at the Graz Opera. Furthermore, she also regularly guests at the renowned Savonlinna Opera Festival, where she already performed the roles of Pamina/Die Zauberflöte and Marguerite/Faust, and most recently Mozart’s Mass in c minor.

Highlights of the past seasons include her debut as Contessa/Le nozze di Figaro in Turku (Finland), her debut as Donna Anna/Don Giovanni in Rijeka (Croatia), Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte at the Seattle Opera and at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki, as well as concert engagements in Munich led by Ulf Schirmer and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester with a program consisting of film music, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Uuno Klami’s Psalmus under the baton of Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínze in Madrid, as well as arias and duets by Verdi at an opera gala in Siegen and Liederabende with the pianist Marita Viitasalo.

In the summer of 2015, she debuted with great success as Liù/Turandot at the Bregenz Festival, led by Paolo Carignani and staged by Marco Arturo Marelli, and received another invitation for the following year. Special additional highlights were the celebrated world premiere of the Finnish Opera Indigo (Kivilaakso/(Toppinen) in the main role of Aurelia in Helsinki and the release of her first CD Aria Album with Mozart, Bel Canto, and French repertoire.

Engagements in the season 2019/20 include, among others, her debut as Woglinde/Das Rheingold under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki, Tatyana/Eugene Onegin at the Seattle Opera, Mimì/La bohème at the Rijeka National Opera, as well as Micaela/Carmen in Tampere, and Violetta/La traviata on the occasion of the Savonlinna Opera Festival. In addition, she will sing concerts in Finland, including Sibelius’ Kullervo with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki, and Beethoven’s Mass in c minor in Tampere.

Artist Website



Artist Manager
Ingunn Sighvatsdóttir
Artist Manager 
Mobil: +49-173-2 067 821


Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Britten Les Illuminations
Haydn The Creation
Mozart Mass in C minor
Orff Carmina Burana
Rossini Stabat Mater
Sibelius Kullervo
Verdi Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Frasquita
Gounod Faust Marguerite
Korngold Die tote Stadt Juliette
Kivilaakso & Toppinen Indigo Aurelia
Kuusisto Fröken Julie Kristin
  Aino Aické Aino Aické
  Mona Jää / Ice
Madetoja The Osthrobothnians Liisa
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Pamina
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
  Le nozze di Figaro Contessa
  Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
Poulenc La voix humaine Frau
Puccini Gianni Schicchi  Lauretta
  La Bohème Mimi
  Turandot Liù
Purcell Dido and Aeneas Belinda
Rautavaara House of the Sun Noora
Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Corinna
Verdi Aida High Priestess
  La traviata Violetta
von Suppé Il ritorno del Marinaio Jela
Wagner Das Rheingold Woglinde


Hidden love, jealousy and revenge...
Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci in Helsinki
It will be a double role debut when Damiano Michieletto's award-winning production of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci takes to the stage in Helsinki on August 20th.
In the most tragic and famous double act of opera history, Niina Keitel and Marjukka Tepponen will be on stage for the first time ever as Santuzza and Nedda, respectively.
The new Music Director of the Finnish National Opera, Hannu Linntu, is conducting.
Performances on: August 20, 24, 26, 28 and September 01, 03, 07, 09, 11, 14, 2021

Photos: © Heikki Tuuli & Ilkka Saastamoinen /Finnish National Opera



Das Rheingold / Finnish National Opera Helsinki / 17.09.19 /

"stach [...] als Woglinde mit ihrem vollen und klaren Sopran hervor" 

Cosi fan tutte / Seattle Opera / 15.01.18 /

"a lot of great technique in Marjukka Tepponen's Fiordiligi" 

Operngala / Heidelberger Stadthalle / 22.11.17 / Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung

"federleicht servierte Koloraturen blitzsauber intoniert" 

Salmo / Teatro-Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial / 02.10.17 /

"buen gusto y un timbre muy cálido" 

Salmo / Teatro-Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial / 29.09.17 /

"con una emisión homogénea y de bonitas cualidades" 
Download (High Resolution)