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Nylund, Johanna - Soprano

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Biography

Johanna Nylund (b. 1992) is a Finnish soprano on the rise. Season 2023-2024 brings two role debuts in her home country: Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (W.A. Mozart) and Adele in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss II) at the Finnish National Opera, where she previously sang Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She will also make her debut with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra singing the soprano solo part in Bent Sørensen's Saint Matthew Passion in its Danish premiere.
 
In the summer 2023 Nylund will sing Clorinda in Rossini's Cenerentola at Opera Hedeland, where she previously sang Gilda in Mini-Rigoletto (G. Verdi). Among others, her opera roles include Nella in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, which she sang at the Copenhagen Operafestival and Lìu in Puccini's Turandot in Alexander Theatre, Helsinki.
 
Nylund has been a soloist with different symphony and chamber orchestras, such as Århus Symphony Orchestra, Mikkeli City Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra. She has worked with Thomas Søndergård, Marc Soustrot, Jean Thorel, Nathanaël Iselin and Geoffrey Paterson among others.
 
Her repertoire includes for example Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Fauré's Requiem, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor and Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. Nylund's repertoire includes also contemporary music. She performed Kaija Saariaho's Leino songs with DKDM's Symphony Orchestra and Nico Muhly's How Little You Are with DKDM Guitar Ensemble and DKDM Chamber Choir. Also her opera repertoire includes several works composed in our time.
 
Nylund has recently gained recognizion in the Nordics. She was the recipient of the Barbro Salén scholarship 2022 at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm as well as one of the recipients of Léonie Sonning talent prize in Copenhagen in 2022. In addition, she has been awarded with The Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Performance Award 2018 at the Bel Canto Institute's summer program in Florence, 3rd prize at the international Copenhagen Lied-Duo Competition 2019 together with pianist Johannes Stenberg Brooks, a 3rd prize in Kangasniemi singing competition in 2019 and a special prize at Lappeenranta Singing Competition in 2023.