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
The powerful and rich voice of young Finnish soprano Heta Sammalisto gives great promise to becoming a future Puccini and Wagner singer. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Sibelius-Academy in 2018 and is currently completing her master studies at the Helsinki University of Arts. 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 been awarded at Kangasniemi and Timo Mustakallio competitions in Finland and is also an avid vocal pedagogue.