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26.10.2012 12:00 Age: 5 yrs

Fazer signs with baritone Waltteri Torikka

We are delighted to announce that the Finnish baritone Waltteri Torikka has joined the Fazer Artists’ Management roster.

We are delighted to announce that the Finnish baritone Waltteri Torikka (b. 1984) has joined the Fazer Artists’ Management roster.

Waltteri Torikka is one the most promising new voices of his generation in Finland. Among other acknowledgements, he is the winner of the 1st male prize in the Lappeenranta National Singing Competition in 2010 and was awarded "the HSBC laureates 2009 -prize" at the prestigious Vocal Academy of “Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence”.

For the 2012-2013 -season, Torikka is appointed as an Apprentice Artist for the Finnish National Opera and there he will appear as Silvio (Pagliacci), Belcore (Elisir d’amore), Robin Hood (Robin Hood by Jukka Linkola) and Papageno (Zauberflöte) among others. Recently Torikka performed “Melot” in Wagner's “Tristan und Isolde” at Helsinki Festival 2012 (Esa-Pekka Salonen/Peter Sellars production) and Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm. As an active concert and lied singer Torikka has appeared as a soloist with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Camerata Salzburg and worked with conductors such as Mikko Franck, Louis Langrée and Esa-Pekka Salonen among others.

Torikka has graduated from Sibelius Academy Opera department in 2012. In 2009-2012 he studied at the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen. During the year 2008 he studied in Germany at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik.