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.
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.
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.
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 also enjoys a career as artistic consultant and curator. He was Director of the Helsinki Festival from 2015 to 2018 and artistic director of Turku Music Festival from 2010 to 2015, as well as of 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. Further recent highlights include performances as The Witch in Hänsel & Gretel with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davies, and a return to the Salzburg MozartWoche.
- Topi Lehtipuu in Third Practice with Tero Saarinen Company and Helsinki Baroque - Cremona 2019
- Third Practice - Tero Saarinen Company and Helsinki Baroque with Topi Lehtipuu 2019
- Frankenstein at La Monnaie: Topi Lehtipuu and Bassem Akiki talk on Belgium TV BX1 '#M le mag de la rédac’
- Topi Lehtipuu as The Creature in Mark Grey's Frankenstein, La Monnaie 2019
- Mark Grey: Frankenstein, La Monnaie 2019
- Masterclass at the Munich Opera Studio
News and Articles
Gramophone magazine CD successes15 September 2020
Innovation and old wisdoms29 May 2020
Third Practice in full motion: a new production by Tero Saarinen, with Topi Lehtipuu.22 May 2019
Topi Lehtipuu leaves his mark as 'The Creature' in Mark Grey's Frankenstein19 March 2019
NewsletterMaestro Arts welcomes ..... 27 June 2018
A Fabulous Evening at the RPS Music Awards10 May 2018
Topi Lehtipuu is the stuttering prophet at the Salzburg Festival28 July 2016