Silja Aalto is a Finnish soprano. She is finishing her studies in the Sibelius Academy Opera Master program in Helsinki Finland. She is a GRAND PRIZE winner of the Metropolitan Vocal Competition opera division in New York (January 2017) and a GRAND PRIZE 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.
Aalto’s opera roles include Countess in W.A. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Helena in Benjamin Britten’s Midsummernights’s dream, Minna in Einojuhani Rautavaara’s opera The Gift of Magi and Mrs. Alice in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Falstaff.
In February 2018 she is singing an opera recital in Lincoln Center, New York USA. In April 2018 she is singing as a soprano soloist in Mahler 2nd Symphony with Tampere Filharmonic Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
Her studies has been supported by Finnish Cultural Fund and Selim Eskelin Foundation.
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