Topi Lehtipuu - Tenor

Topi Lehtipuu © Monica Rittershaus

Topi Lehtipuu enjoys a reputation as one of Finland’s most highly individual artists. In addition to a career as a tenor of international renown, Topi also enjoys a career as artistic consultant and curator. He was Director of the Helsinki Festival from 2015 to 2018, a wide-ranging and innovative multi-arts festival and a major event in Finland’s cultural year. He was also artistic director of Turku Music Festival from 2010 to 2015, as well as of Joroinen Music Days, a chamber music festival in eastern Finland.

As a singer, Topi has appeared in concert halls and opera houses throughout the world. An extremely versatile artist and a highly-skilled stage performer, he is renowned equally for repertoire ranging from early music, through Bach, Mozart and classical composers, to contemporary creations enjoying close relationships with the world’s leading conductors and directors.

Highlights in 2018-19 include the creation of the role of The Creature in Frankenstein, a new opera by Mark Gray, commissioned by La Monnaie/De Munt; Dionysus in Henze’s Die Bassariden in Berlin’s Komische Oper, directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, as well as the creation of a multi-disciplinary dance and vocal project with the renowned Tero Saarinen Dance Company, featuring music by Monteverdi.

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