Heli Veskus

“No less impressive was his Amelia, Heli Veskus, who sported a large vibrant voice with real spinto character and still able to spin a beautiful inward pianissimo.” (musicweb-international.com)

Heli Veskus studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and at the Sibelius Academy. The Estonian soprano was in 1998 finalist of the Con Brio vocal competition. In 2003, Heli Veskus received the Harjumaa Theatre Prize, in 2004 the annual Estonian Theatre Award and in 2008 the Georg Ots Prize. In 2005 she won a scholarship of the Estonian Richard Wagner Society.

She is principal soloist of the Estonian National Opera . Since her debut at the company as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in 1999, she sang there amongst others Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Helmwige (Die Walküre), Micaela (Carmen), Mimì (La Bohème), Tatyana (Eugen Onegin), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Desdemona (Otello), as well as Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), Elisabeth and Venus (Tannhäuser), Leonora (Il trovatore), Grose (The turn of the screw) and the title roles in Jüri Reinvere’s opera The Purge, Manon Lescaut and Tosca. With  her exceptional and colourful voice she is now on her way to an international career. In the season 2015-16, Heli Veskus sings in Tallinn Tosca, The Lady (Cardillac), Micaela, Mimì, Elisabeth / Venus and Aida, as which she debuted with great success in January 2016. Furthermore, she is guesting with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the opening of the 20th Beethoven-Easter-Festival in Warsaw. The highlights of her concert appearances include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Max Bruch’s Moses, Wagner’s Wesendonk Lieder, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder and Dvorak’s Requiem. But she also passionately devotes herself to Lied Recitals.

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