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Tuomas Katajala

Tuomas Katajala, tenor is born in Finland and studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and continued his studies in Rome and Amsterdam. In 2007 he was accepted to the Accademia Rossiniana masters course in Italy and sang in Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Festival under Maestro Alberto Zedda. Since the season 2009/2010, Tuomas Katajala is tied to the Finnish National Opera, where he has played roles such as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Don Ramiro in Cenerentola, Count Libenskof in Il viaggio a Reims, Nemorino in Elisir, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Fenton in Falstaff, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Albert in Albert Herring, Yonas in Adriana Mater by Kaija Saariaho and Hans in Purge. He has also worked with among others The Norwegian National Opera, Nationale Reis Opera and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

Tuomas Katajala has participated in several concerts and festivals throughout the world, such as Musik på Slottet at The Royal Palace in Stockholm, The International Organ Festival in Lahti, French music festivals such as Les Heures Romantiques, the festival in Auvers sur Oise and Noirlac.

Recent concert performances include Handel's Acis and Galatea with Carsten Schmidt and Mozart's Zaide with Nicholas Daniel at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. He successfully debuted with Verdi's Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall in London and at Avery Fischer Hall in New York with Sir David Willcocks. In 2007, Tuomas Katajala recorded opera arias by Rossini with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alberto Hold-Garrido.

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