Saara Rauvala is a young up-and-coming soprano from Salo, Finland who possesses ”a brilliant beautiful voice with an agility and freshness throughout the entire range” (Aftonbladet).
She graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm under the tutelage of baritone Robert Hyman and Ulrika Tenstam on June 2018 (Bachelor of Opera). Currently, she is studying at the Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Opera (Master 2018-2020). She began her classical singing studies in Helsinki Conservatory with Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, after years of violin and piano studies. Additionally, she has worked with Soile Isokoski, Dorothy Irving, Reetta Haavisto, Matti Pelo and Roope Pelo. She has studied lied with Heikki Pellinen and Juho Alakärppä.
Rauvala’s opera roles include the roles such as Antonia in J. Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Monica in C. Menotti’s The Medium, Miss Wordsworth in B. Britten’s Albert Herring, Pamina and Papagena in W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Brünhilde in O. Straus’s Die Lustige Nibelungen and Nina in G. Paisiello’s Nina. She has also musically studied the role of Gilda in G. Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Among opera, Rauvala has a large varied repertoire which includes composers such as Sibelius, Madetoja Kuula, Grieg, Wolf, Strauss, and Debussy.
In summer 2018, Rauvala received shared 3rd price in Kangasniemi singing competition. She has received scholarships from i.a. Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, 25 June 1988 foundation and Vadstena Academy´s scholarship and she received a cultural prize from Salon Seudun Sanomat in December 2016.
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