Soprano / >emerging artist<
Role 1st woman "The last temptations“ by composer Joonas Kokkonen (Sataooppera, 2019)
Vier letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss at Sibelius-Akatemy conducting class under Sakari Oramo
Scholarship of the Finnish Wagner-Society 2020
Masterclasses with Ritva Auvinen, Kirsi Tiihonen, Ingrid Haubold and Angelika Kirchschlager
Finnish Heta Sammalisto has a rare dramatic but beautiful soprano voice for demanding Puccini and Wagner repertoire. She received her master degree from the Sibelius-Academy and the Helsinki University of Arts in 2021 and is now looking forwards to her debut at the Finnish National Opera in the role 1st Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute in fall 2022.
After studying violin and taking her fest steps on the stage in student productions of Gluck’s Orfeo and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, she has performed Mozart’s Requiem and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder and made her professional debut in 2019 at the Pori Opera in Joonas Kokkonen’s opera The last temptations. She has attended masterclasses with Ingrid Haubold, Ritva Auvinen, Soile Isokoski, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Kurt Kopecky, Atso Almila, Matti Hirvonen and Topi Lehtipuu.
Competition success: 2nd prize in Kangasniemi singing competition 2018, in Finland, semi-finalist in Lappeenranta singing competition and finalist in Timo Mustakallio singing competition. The Finnish Wagner Society gave her a Bayreuth-stipendium in 2020.