Finnish soprano HANNAKAISA NYRÖNEN was awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Elizabeth Connell Prize Singing Competition for aspiring dramatic soprano voices. Ms. Nyrönen made her Finnish National Opera debut in 2020 singing Fiordiligi under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen. During 2021-22 Hannakaisa appeared as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at Eurajoki Festival. In 2018 the Finnish Wagner Society awarded her a scholarship to the Bayreuth Festival.
In 2023 Hannakaisa will sing her debut as Isolde at Eurajoki Festival, Sylva in The Gipsy Princess at Helsinki Music Centre and Sieglinde with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Nyrönen has sung the role of Sieglinde in the Bayreuth RING for kids at Helsinki Festival, the title role in Countess Mariza, Hanna in The Merry Widow and Judith in The Bluebeard’s Castle. Other roles performed include Freia in Das Rheingold, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Juno in The Tempest by Jean Sibelius and Kullervo’s Sister in Sibelius’s symphonic poem Kullervo.
Ms. Nyrönen is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy and holds a Master of Music degree in both Opera Singing and Church Music.