Jenni Lättilä, a young dramatic soprano, started her career as a professional musician while still in elementary school, by substituting the organist of her home parish during vacations and other absences. While studying church music at the Sibelius-Academy, she continued to work as an organist and a choirmaster, and even conducted an amateur chamber orchestra for a few years.
While finalizing her first Master’s degree in Church Music, Jenni Lättilä discovered her true instrument: a voluminous and rare dramatic soprano voice. After enrolling to the opera class of Sibelius Academy in order to receive instruction in opera with Ms Outi Kähkönen as her voice teacher, she rapidly completed her second Master’s degree, and continued to the doctoral programme at the Sibelius-Academy with prof. Dorothy Irving and prof. Susanna Eken as her current singing teachers. Today she studies with the internationally well-known Wagner soprano Katarina Dalayman.
Her academic studies are now starting to take a place second to a singing career: her performances as a recitalist, soloist with an orchestra and as an opera singer have received acclaim from press as well as enthusiastic reception from both music professionals and audiences. She has worked with several orchestras from the West-Bohemian SO to the Turku Philharmonic, performing diverse works ranging from the Wesendonck-lieder to first performances of works by contemporary composers.
Jenni Lättilä’s voice is especially suited for Wagnerian repertoire: recently she performed the roles of Gutrune, 3rd Norn and Gerhilde in the Finnish National Opera 2011 staging of the Ring. Her repertoire includes also works by Verdi, Puccini and even Mozart.
Jenni Lättilä has been awarded in voice competitions both nationally and internationally, most recently in the Gerda Lissner International Singing Competition and Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition for Wagnerian voices, where she was the youngest prizewinner.