Biography

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 La cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. From there on it became clear that opera singing would be her future profession. After two years of studies 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.

 

In the spring of 2019 Tessan-Maria made her debute as Angelica in a rewritten version of G. F. Händel's Orlando in a collaboration with The Royal Swedish Opera.

The past year she sang at Folkoperan in Stockholm in Christian Jost's Dichterliebe, world premiered in the role of Pixie in De som kom över havet written by J. Pollak at Estrad Norr, produced and sang in The Royal Swedish Operas Christmas concert and sang the role of Dorine in Tartuffe by K. Mechem at Norrlandsoperan.

Upcoming events: Tessan-Maria will be making her Jenny Lind tour in the USA and Sweden during the summer of 2022 and later in the autumn sing Despina in Così fan tutte at the Uppsala Town Theatre. The following year she will return to Folkoperan in Stockholm to sing Miss Jessel in B. Britten's The turn of the screw.

 

From the opera repertoire she has been seen in roles such as Adele (Die Fledermaus), Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Frasquita (Carmen) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni)  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 ensembles 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.

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