Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8pm


Eilana Lappalainen, Soprano

Eilana Lappalainen, of Finnish-Canadian descent, has performed title roles to critical claim in the world’s premier opera venues including Teatro alla Scala, Opera di Roma, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Montréal, Bellas Artes, Teatro Verdi Trieste, New Israeli Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Polish National Opera, Opera North, Staatstheater Essen, Prague State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera, Minnesota Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, Portland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Hamilton, Opera Ottawa, Marin Opera, Arizona Opera, and Opera San Jose, and in cities such as Wiesbaden, Dessau, Halle, Mannheim, Bremen, Würtzburg, Bielefeld, and Winterthur.

Her repertoire includes leading roles in Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Arabella, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Fidelio, Peter Grimes, Wozzeck, Der Freischütz, Jenůfa, Giovanna D’Arco, Un ballo in maschera, I masnadieri, Il trovatore, Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Medea, Andrea Chénier, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Il tabarro, La fanciulla del West, Turandot, and Tosca. At Carnegie Hall, she has sung Verdi’s, Mozart’s and Fauré’s Requiems; Zanetto; A Gala Concert; Vivaldi’s Gloria; a recital in Weill Recital Hall, and recently, the New York premiere of To Be Afraid of the Dawn. Her recording of Zanetto was released in 2008, and a CD of Mahler songs was released in 2013, both by Elysium Recordings. This past summer she sang the role of Nedda in Pagliacci at Festival of the Aegean. Recently, she has performed in such diverse places as New York, Arizona, Catania, Calabria, Florence and Macao. Her future engagements include Aida in Thessaloniki, and concerts in Taormina, Paris, New York, Prague, and Passau, Germany. She is working on a new recording, “Dramatic Divas,” which will be released in 2017.

In addition to her singing career, she is the Artistic Director of Opera Productions of the Festival of the Aegean, General & Artistic Director of Greek Opera Studio, Festival of the Aegean Manager, and Artistic Administrator, Director of the Vocal Division at MidAmerica Productions.

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