Tessan-Maria Lehmussaari is a Swedish-Finnish soprano born in 1994 from Stockholm. Her interest in opera started as an eleven-year-old when she sang in the children's choir at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in a set of In Sicily / Pajazzo. Then it became clear that opera singing would be her future profession. After two years of study at the Opera Studio in Härnösand, she started the Bachelor's Program at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, from which she graduated in June 2019.
She has collaborated with Drottningholmsteatern's Baroque Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Rebaroque and Oulu Sinfonia, among others. In the spring of 2019 Tessan-Maria made her debute as Angelica in a reworked version of
G. F. Händel's Orlando in a collaboration with The Royal Swedish Opera. She was last seen at the Folkoperan in Stockholm singing the role of Clara Schumann in Christian Jost's Dichterliebe, in the spring of 2021.
From the opera repertoire she has been seen in roles such as Adele from Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Olympia from Les Contes d'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach and Frasquita from Carmen by G. Bizet, to name a few.
Tessan-Maria is also active as a concert singer and has sung Magnificat by J. S Bach, Disguised God by L. E. Larsson and Gloria and Magnificat by A. Vivaldi.
Tessan-Maria enjoys putting together her own ensambles and producing her own concerts, often in her preferred genre of early music and baroque but also contemporary music. In addition to opera and concert activities, she is regularly employed as a singer for baptisms, weddings and funerals.