Mika Pohjonen Finnish tenor

Mika Pohjonen Finnish tenor

Mika Pohjonen Finnish tenor He initially studied singing at the Lahti Conservatory as a student of Terttu Isosaari and later with opera singer Kalevi Koskinen. In years 1998-2002 his vocal teacher was opera singer Kai Valtonen and since 2003 he has studied under professor Irina Gavrilovici.

Mika Pohjonen Finnish tenor

Mika Pohjonen, tenor – A native of Finland, was born in 1973.
In 2003 he won the Kangasniemi singing competition and got third prize in the renowned Finnish singing contest of Lappeenranta and was a semi-finalist at the Competizione dell’Opera in Dresden.
After his engagement as a first tenor in the choir of the Finnish National Opera since 1998, Mr. Pohjonen has been engaged as a permanent soloist in Finnish National Opera since 2003.
Mika Pohjonen has had several  engagements in Opera Houses in the Europe and he has been singing as a tenor soloist with  various  Symphony Orchestras all over the world.

Opera Repertoire

Radames (Aida)
Calaf (Turandot)
Dick Johnson (La Fanciulla del West)
Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Des Grieaux (Manon Lescaut)
Duca (Rigoletto)
Ruggero ( La Rondine)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Prince (Rusalka )
Matteo(Arabella)
Florestan (Fidelio)
Italian singer (Rosenkavalier)
Herman (Pikovaja Dama)
Vasili Golitsin (Khovanshtshina)
Grigori/Dimitri (Boris Godunov)
Gisborne (Robin Hood)
Tinca (Il Tabarro)
Knight of Cornwall (King Lear)
Salttu (The Ostrobothnians)
Lerma / Herald (Don Carlos)
Juhana (The Last Temptations)

Concert Repertoire

Mahler: Sinfonia No. 8
Mahler: Das lied von der Erde
Verdi: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem
Dvorak: Stabat Mater
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives
Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Rahmaninov: The Bells op. 35
Bach:St. Matthew Passio
Honegger: Jeanne d’Arc (Porcus)
Berlioz: Les Troyens (Aeneas)

Guest appearances

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8/ NHK Symphony Orchestra  Tokio /NHK-Hall/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Tokio; Japan
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Des Grieaux)/The Royal Opera Stockholm/Stockholm; Sweden
Puccini: Turandot (Calaf)/Malmö Opera/Malmö; Sweden
Puccini: Madame Butterfly orig. 1905 version (Pinkerton)/Volksoper/Marc Piollet/Wien; Austria
Mahler: Symphony No. 8/The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Berwaldhall/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Tukholma; Sweden
Mahler: Symphony No.8/Orchestra National de España/Joseph Pons/Madrid; Spain
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde/Orquesta Pablo Sarasate/Ernest Martinez Izquierdo/Pamplona; Spain
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde/Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya/Ernest Martinez Izquierdo/Barcelona; Spain
Puccini: Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton)/Symphony Orchestra Wuppertal/Toshiyuki Kamioka/Wuppertal; Germany
Puccini: Messa di Gloria/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra/Ari Rasilainen; Dennmark
Arthur Honegger: Jeanne d’Arc (Porcus)/Staatstheater Wiesbaden/Marc Piollet/Wiesbaden; Germany
Rahmaninov: The Bells op. 35/Staatspfilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz/Ari Rasilainen; Germany
Berlioz: Les Troyens (Aeneas)/RSO/Finlandia-Hall/Thomas Ades; Finland

As a concert soloist in Finland, Mr. Pohjonen has appeared with the

Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Finnish Radio Sinfonia Orchestra (RSO)
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra
Joensuu, Kuopio, Lohja, Lappeenranta, Seinäjoki and Vaasa City Orchestras
Pori Sinfonietta
Kymi  Sinfonietta
He has given numerous recitals around Finland with repertoire such as solo songs by Oskar Merikanto, the most popular Italian tenor songs,  spiritual church hymns and Christmas carols

Upplevda föreställningar

Opera Roll Operahus Datum
Rosenkavaljeren Sångaren Malmö Opera 26.4.2014

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