EILANA LAPPALAINEN – soprano
Finnish-Canadian soprano Eilana Lappalainen has performed title roles to critical claim in the world's premier opera venues which include 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, Liceu, and Winterthur. Her extensive repertoire has grown to include leading roles in such operas as 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, I Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Medea, Andrea Chénier, Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica, Il Tabarro, La fanciulla del West, Turandot, and Tosca. At Carnegie Hall, Eilana has sung Verdi’s and Mozart’s Requiems, Zanetto, and a recital in Weill Recital Hall. Others concert performances have taken place in Germany, Mexico, Finland, Israel, Greece, and the UK. Her recording of Zanetto was released by Elysium Recordings in 2008.