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Topi Lehtipuu

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Tenor Topi Lehtipuu was the vocal soloist, like a fish in the water among the dancers. He was often placed in the center of the events ,singing skillfully, and above all with an impressive scenic presence.

Hufvudstadsbladet, Tero Saarinen Company 2019

As the Monster, Topi Lehtipuu was both disturbing and moving in a vocally and dramatically outstanding performance, even though he had to contend with a costume and make-up that, justifiably, made him unrecognizable.

Opera Magazine, Frankenstein, La Monnaie 2019

The bright spot is tenor Topi Lehtipuu, who plays the role of the nameless monster. His voice is a beacon of humanity, depth and sophistication. He turns the monster into a tragic creature for which you feel compassion.

De Volkskrant, Frankenstein, La Monnaie 2019

Topi Lehtipuu enjoys a reputation as one of Finland’s most highly individual artists. In addition to a career as a tenor of international renown,Topi enjoys a career as artistic consultant and curator. He was Director of the Helsinki Festival from 2015 to 2018, a wide-ranging and innovative multi-arts festival and a major event in Finland’s cultural year. He was also artistic director of Turku Music Festival from 2010 to 2015, and Joroinen Music Days, a chamber music festival in eastern Finland

As a singer, Topi has appeared in concert halls and opera houses throughout the world. An extremely versatile artist and a highly-skilled stage performer, he is renowned equally for repertoire ranging from early music, through Bach, Mozart and classical composers, to contemporary creations enjoying close relationships with the world's leading conductors and directors.

Recent highlights include the creation of the role of The Creature in Frankenstein, a new opera by Mark Gray commissioned by La Monnaie/De Munt, and participation in a new multi-disciplinary dance/vocal project featuring the music of Monteverdi - Third Practice - with renowned dance group Tero Saarinen Company. Other recent work includes performances as The Witch in Hänsel & Gretel with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davies, and a return to the Salzburg MozartWoche.

Mark Grey: Frankenstein. La Monnaie, 2019

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, Salzburg Whitsun Festival, 2015

Mozart: Don Giovanni, La Monnaie, Brussels 2014

Stravinsky: The Rake's progress, Glyndebourne 2012

Mozart: Così fan tutte, Frankfurt 2008

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