Mari Palo, soprano

Mari Palo studied with Sirkka Haavisto at the Central Ostrobothnian Conservatoire and has been a pupil of Marjut Hannula at the Sibelius Academy from 1996-2003. She has also studied with Elisabeth Norberg-Schultz, and Lied with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hartmut Höll, Mitshuko Shirai and Ilmo Ranta. She won third prize and the special prize of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) in the Lappeenranta Singing Competition in 1999 and second prize in the Merikanto Competition in 2001. Since then she has appeared with many orchestras and given Lied recitals of her own in Finland, Denmark, France and Hungary. Her operatic roles include Michaela in Carmen, Regina von Emmeritz in Kuusisto's The Royal Ring, the Girl in Juha T. Koskinen's The Old Woman, and the Squirrel in Kirmo Lintinen's Nuts about Nosh.

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Discography (extract)

Dmitri Shostakovich:
The Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119
Zoya Suite, Op. 64a
Suite on Finnish Themes

Shenyang, bass-baritone
Mari Palo, soprano
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
State Choir "Latvija"
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
ODE 1225-2

Released 08/2013

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Jukka Linkola
Hui kauhistus! (One Spooky Night) - A Family Opera in One Act
Jukka Romu, Papa
Toni Wahlström, The Bogeyman
Mari Palo, Miss Sips (The Maid in the Castle)
Juha Hostikka, The Pirate Chief
Petteri Falck, Count Vampire
Angelika Klas, Witch Snaggletooth (Countess Alma)
Leena Liimatainen, The Witch's Broom (Vampire Ally)
Sami Vartiainen, Mr. Clutterbuck
One Spooky Night Choir
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka Linkola, conductor
ODV 4006 (DVD Video)

Released 07/2009

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Jaakko Kuusisto
Koirien Kalevala (The Canine Kalevala) - A Family Opera in One Act
Toni Wahlström, Lemminkäinen (a cat)
Jukka Romu, Väinämöinen (a dog)
Juha Hostikka, Ilmarinen (a dog)
Eija Ahvo, Lemminkäinen's mother
Tiina Sinkkonen, Louhi (a wolf)
Mari Palo, Tytti
Sami Vartiainen, Mr. Clutterbuck
The Canine Kalevala Choir
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
ODV 4007 (DVD Video)
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Released 11/2008

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Joulun hohde. Christmas Glow
Mari Palo, soprano
Petri Bäckström, tenor
Vantaa Pops Orchestra
Markku Johansson, conductor
OCTO 412-2

Released 10/2006

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