Biography

Finnish soprano Laura Pyrrö  finished her Master’s Degree in Sibelius Academy opera class year 2007 with all of her singing examinations rated excellent. Her vocal coaches include Liisa Linko-Malmio, Ritva Auvinen, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz and Marjut Hannula; she has also taken part in masterclasses with Gundula Janowitz, Helena Döse and Udo Reinemann, among others. On season 2006-07 Pyrrö participated in an international Lied Masterclass in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Before her professional studies Laura Pyrrö graduated from a music conservatoire with piano as her main instrument and also studied flute.

Besides passing her matriculation examination in Finland, Laura has also graduated from an American high school.

Year 2002 Laura Pyrrö won the first price in the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition held in connection with the Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Her most significant roles include Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Rosalinde in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, the Fox in Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Poulenc’s monologue opera La Voix Humaine. In the world premiere of Jukka Linkola’s opera Hallin Janne Laura Pyrrö sang the main female part, Santra.

Laura has performed in The Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Opera Cava Festival, Oulu, Pori and Vantaa Operas, among others; abroad Dalhalla Opera Festival in Sweden and Brasov Opera in Romania.

Besides opera, her repertoire consists of lied, operetta, sacred music, modern and baroque music, musical, cabaret music and French chanson. Laura has also played parts in musical theatre, for example in Helsinki City Theatre and Theatre Imatra. Her sacred music soloistic parts performed include Bach’s cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen and St John’s Passion, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and motet Exsultate, jubilate.

Laura Pyrrö has performed with most of the Finnish city orchestras and besides her native land, has also given recitals in Sweden, Estonia, Russia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Iceland, Greece, France, England, Slovakia, The United States and India.

Laura has recorded for Nova Records, FC-records and Universal and has performed in various tv- and radio programmes.

Pyrrö is one of the founding members of Ooppera Artico registered association and also operates as a president of the group.

Besides her work as a singer Laura Pyrrö has also composed various recognized opera translations.