Jukka Rasilainen

"Jukka Rasilainen gave Orest great power with his rich, elegant voice and insisting interpretation."

Jukka Rasilainen graduated in Rome, at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the international opera studio at Zurich Opera House. In the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer he started his interantional carreer and sang this role at the big opera houses such as the Vienna State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayreuth Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Bastille Opera, Covent Garden, Hamburg State Opera, Royal Danish Operahouse, New National Theatre Tokyo and Semperoper Dresden. A close cooperation with the Semperoper Dresden in 2010 gave him the possibility to sing roles including Amfortas, Amonasro, Barak, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Don Pizarro, Escamillo, Figaro, Friedrich von Telramund, Jokanaan, Kaspar, Kurwenal, Michele and Scarpia. In 2004, the Saxon Ministry of Science and Art chose Jukka Rasilainen as Kammersänger. 

In 2005, he debuted at the Bayreuth Festival in the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer and sang there in the following years Amfortas in Schlingensief's Parsifal, Kurwenal in Marthaler's production of Tristan und Isolde and Telramund in Neuenfels staging of Lohengrin as well as Hans Sachs in the children's opera in 2012. He has participated in numerous DVD recordings as Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde) 2009, Telramund (Lohengrin) 2011 und Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Kinderoper) 2012 of the Bayreuth Festival, and as Förster (Das schlaue Füchslein) 2008 of the Opera Bastille Paris. 

In season 2017-18, he sang Alberich (Das Rheingold) in Chemnitz,  Klingsor at the Finnish National Opera und Telramund at the Staatsoper Wien.

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