Sirkka Lampimäki is one of Finland's most luminous and versatile young singers performing a wide range of repertoire in both opera and concert. She is noted for her superb vocal qualities as well as excellent musicianship. In addition to her beautiful voice, with expressive range from sensuous innocence to dramatic power, she also possesses captivating stage presence.
Beethoven: Fidelio / Opéra de Baugé, France Baugé, théâtre des Capucins, le 2 août 2011, 18h, 9e festival de Baugé
REVUE BY Catherine Jordy at FORUMOPERA
Finnish Voices Festival of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York
Review by ALLAN KOZINN, March 17, 2010, The New York Times
Verdi: Requiem, Constance, Germany
Review by SVENJA MENKHAUS, July 6, 2010, Südkurier
Händel: Xerxes, Kammeroper am Rathaushof, Constance, Germany
Review by ELISABETH SCHWIND, August 22, 2009, Südkurier
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Bern, Switzerland
Review by JACQUES SCHMITT, September 15, 2006, Resmusica.com
Magic Flute in the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland
Review by MIIKKA MAUNULA, March 9 2006, Ilkka
Her other engagements include L. van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Turku Philharmonic Orchestra on 9th December 2011 in Turku, Contemporary music concert with the Avanti! ensemble in Pori and Viennese Concert with Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ralf Kircher.
The Viennese Concert in Lahti was broadcasted via classiclive.com and parts of it are available in Youtube.
In 9th and 10th of November Sirkka Lampimäki is singing the role of Konstanze in Mozart's Abduction from the Serail. This version is called "The Ultimate Coloratura Quest - Two Blonds in Berlin". Ms Lampimäki has produced the whole concept herself. The performance is a combination of movie, music video and live opera. Screenplay is written by stage director Mr Jaakko Nousiainen and Ms Lampimäki. Movie scenes and music videos have been filmed and edited by Mr Eetu Lipponen. The Ultimate Coloratura Quest performance is part of Ms Lampimäki's doctoral studies at Sibelius Academy. The concert is Broadcasted live by SIBA TV on 10th November at 19 hours (GMT+2).
Sirkka Lampimäki has made appearances at the operas in Estonia, France, Germany and Switzerland. In spring 2011 she was heard as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, followed by the roles of Valencienne in Lehár's The Merry Widow and Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville also in the Finnish National Opera. In summer Ms Lampimäki performed the role of Marcelline in Beethoven's Fidelio at Opéra de Baugé in France. Ms Lampimäki's roles include, for example, Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata, Donna Elvira in G. Gazzaniga's opera Don Giovanni and Romilda in Händel's Serse (Xerxes). She has received praise for her Mozart roles including the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Also in Youtube), the title role in Zaide, Blonde and Konstanze in the opera Abduction from the Seraglio, and Bastienne in the opera Bastien and Bastienne. Sirkka Lampimäki has collaborated with such conductors as Jüri Alperten, Peter Bauer, Luke Dollman, Adam Fisher, Mikko Franck, Anna-Maria Helsing, Alberto Hold-Garrido, Veli-Antti Koivuranta, Kurt Kopecky, Hannu Lintu, Mikk Murdvee, Jorma Panula, Nello Santi, Leif Segerstam, Anu Tali, Kari Tikka, Arvo Volmer and Ralf Weikert.
Sirkka Lampimäki is not only familiar to opera audiences, but has also achieved popularity as a concert soloist. In March 2010 Sirkka Lampimäki appeared on the Finnish Voices Festival of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in New York. Ms Lampimäki has given Lieder recitals and she has appeared with many orchestras and choirs singing repertoire such as Requiem (Verdi), Creation (Haydn), Four Last Songs (Richard Strauss), Savannah la Mar (Aarre Merikanto), Floof (Esa-Pekka Salonen), Saint John Passion and Saint Matthew Passion (J. S. Bach), Mass in C minor and Exsultate jubilate (W. A. Mozart) and Theresiemesse (J. Haydn). Her extensive lied and church music repertoire has taken her to performances in St Petersburg, Porto, Lisbon and Madrid, among others.
Sirkka Lampimäki has won prizes in several singing competitions. Now Sirkka Lampimäki is the artistic director of Toivo Kuula Singing Competition 2012 in Alavus. Sirkka Lampimäki has been awarded grants by The Arts Council of Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Pro Opera Foundation Helsinki and Pro Opera Foundation Tampere, Selim Eskelin Foundation, Arvo Autio Foundation and Alfred Kordelin Foundation. In 2007 Sirkka Lampimäki has been awarded with a Cultural Prize by the city of Alavus.
Sirkka Lampimäki graduated as a Master of Music from the Sibelius Academy under Professor Seppo Ruohonen in 2004. Ms Lampimäki is currently preparing for a Doctoral degree in the Arts Programme at the DocMus unit of the Sibelius Academy. She has undertaken further studies in master classes with such singers as Renata Scotto, Edita Gruberova, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, Francois Le Roux, Edda Moser, Matti Salminen, Rilla Kyykkä and Tom Krause. She has also studied abroad with Roland Hermann, Mitsuko Shirai and Norma Enns, and with vocal coaches Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Noda and Damian Whiteley, among others.