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Finnish mezzo-soprano, Irina Nuutinen, has recently graduated with Master's Degree from the Sibelius Academy of University of Arts Helsinki. In 2021 she has studied bel canto technique with Dale Fundling in Madrid. Irina was awarded a special prize at the 2019 Lappeenranta Singing Competition and was a finalist in the 2019 Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition.

In July 2019, Irina made her soloist debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival as Contessa di Ceprano in Rigoletto (directed by David McVicar and conducted by Philippe Auguin). In August 2019, she was a featured soloist at the Helsinki Festival, performing Schumann’s Faust Szene with the Radio Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Hannu Lintu.


Irina’s other opera roles include Second Lady (Magic Flute), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Giovanna (Rigoletto), and Ernesto (Il mondo della luna). In July 2023, Irina will make her role debut as Gertude in the Savonlinna Opera Festival's production Romeo and Juliet (stage director Amy Lane). 


In addition to opera, Irina is also passionate about song. In 2018 she and pianist Milla von Weissenberg were selected as one of the finalist duos in the Helsinki Lied Competition. Duo has performed in various venues throughout Helsinki, including the Temppeliaukio church and Helsinki Music Centre, where in May 2022 duo performed in the music drama "Lotte, Charlotte". Performance was directed by Martina Roos.

Irina’s studies and career have been supported in part by the Tampere Music Academy, Sibelius Academy, Selim Eskelin, Martin Wegelius and Pro Musica Foundations.

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