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Finnish mezzo-soprano Merja Mäkelä has attracted international attention with her wide repertoire, unique stage presence, and beautiful tone. From 2007 to 2010 she worked with Theater Kiel as a soloist in the opera ensemble, and in 2011 was nominated for Germany’s national theatre prize Der Faust for her interpretation of Adriana in Kaija Saariaho’s opera Adriana Mater at the Theater Osnabrück.

Merja Mäkelä studied with Anita Välkki (Stadia Helsinki), Dorothy Irving (Operahögskolan i Stockholm) and Anneliese Fried (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin). Mäkelä has worked as a freelance singer internationally since 2010.

Role: Classical Artist 
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