Johanna Nylund is a finnish soprano on the rise. Season 2023-2024 brings two role debuts in her home country: Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Mozart) and Adele in Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss II), both at the Finnish National Opera, where she previously sang Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She will also make her debut with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra singing the soprano solo part in Bent Sørensen’s Saint Matthew Passion in its danish premiere.
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Johanna sings a wide range of concert repertoire. She has been a soloist with different Symphony and Chamber Orchestras such as Århus Symphony Orchestra, Mikkeli City Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra. Her repertoire includes for example Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.
Johanna is the recipient of the prestigious Barbro Salén scholarship 2022 in Stockholm. She was also one of the Léonie Sonning talent prize recipients in Copenhagen 2022. See the interview and music video here.
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Johanna has a Masters degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as from Stockholm University of the Arts’ Department of Opera (previously: Operahögskolan) She graduated from the Soloist class of The Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2022.
Nylund performs Lied-repertoire together with the pianist Johannes Stenberg Brooks as Duo Newbrook. In October 2019 they were awarded with 3rd prize at the international Copenhagen Lied-Duo Competition.
In July 2019 Nylund received a 3rd prize in Kangasniemi singing competition. In the final round she “shined with admirably pure singing. Kaija Saariaho’s composition Sua katselen revealed Nylund’s technical magic, which was particularly emphasized in the quieter tones. Long, static and very quietly sung lines carried over the piano in a controlled manner in the Kangasniemi Hall and captivated the audience.”(Keskisuomalainen 14.7.2019) She was also awarded a special prize of 1000 € in Lappeenranta singing competition in 2023.
You can read her full biography here.