Sunday, August 10, 2014

Waltteri Torikka's semi-finals performance at the Mirjam Helin Competition

Waltteri Torikka singing Look! Through the port
There is an amazing group of baritones competing in the semi-final round of the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition and Waltteri Torikka is among the best.

His set included Benjamin Britten's Look! Through the port from Billy Budd, Kuula's Sinipiika, a Sibelius lieder set (Serenade; Jägargossen; Den första kyssen; Im Feld ein Mädchen singt) and Adam Norden's Jag är ett träd. You can watch his entire performance HERE.

The finals will be held on August 13 with eight prizewinners performing on August 15th. Singers will perform two works with orchestral accompaniment. Each singer will have a maximum of 20 minutes.

There will be 4 female and 4 male prizes, beginning at €30000 for 1st prize, €20000 for 2nd prize, €10000 for 3rd prize and €5000 for 4th prize. Tickets for all rounds are available online or at the Lippupiste ticket shop

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