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.

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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
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Haydn The Creation
Mozart Mass in c minor
Orff Carmina Burana
Rossini Stabat Mater
Sibelius Kullervo
Strauss, R. Vier letzte Lieder
Verdi Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Carmen Frasquita
Boito Mefistofele Margherita*
Dvorak Rusalka Rusalka*
Gounod Faust Marguerite
  Romeo et Juliette Juliette*
Janácek Katia Kabanova Katia*
Korngold Die tote Stadt Julietta
Kivilaakso & Toppinen Indigo Aurelia
Kuusisto Fräulein Julie Kristin
  Aino Ackté Aino Ackté
  Mona Jää / Ice
Madetoja The Ostrobothnians Liisa
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Pamina
  Don Giovanni Donna Anna
    Donna Elvira*
  Le nozze di Figaro Contessa
  Così fan tutte Fiordiligi
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Nedda
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites Blanche de la Force*
  La voix humaine Frau
Puccini Gianni Schicchi  Lauretta
  La Bohème Mimì
  Madama Butterfly Cio-Cio-San
  Turandot Liù
Purcell Dido and Aeneas Belinda
Rautavaara House of the Sun Noora
Rossini Il viaggio a Reims Corinna
Tschaikowski Eugene Onegin Tatjana
Verdi Aida Oberpriesterin
  Don Carlo Elisabetta
  Ernani Elvira*
  Falstaff Alice*
  Il trovatore Leonora*
  La traviata Violetta
  Otello Desdemona*
  Un ballo in maschera Amelia*
  I vespri siciliani Hélène*
von Suppé Il ritorno del Marinaio Jela
Wagner Das Rheingold Woglinde

*in preparation


MET - the USA show goes on!
Following the great success at the MET, where Marjukka Tepponen took on the role of Tatyana/Eugene Onegin under James Gaffigan on short notice - a role which she has very successfully debuted at the Seattle Opera - she is now back in Seattle; this time she is on stage as Figaro Countess in the revival of Peter Kazaras' staging of the Mozart/Da Ponte classic.

Performances on: May 07/11/15/20/22



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" 
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