Columbia Artists Vocal is proud to announce the return of Karita Mattila to its roster. CAMI Vocal now represents Ms. Mattila for North/South America, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.
Karita Mattila is one of today’s most exciting lyric dramatic sopranos. She is recognized as much for the beauty and versatility of her voice as for her extraordinary stage ability. A native of Finland, Mattila was trained at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where her teacher was Liisa Linko-Malmio, and subsequently she studied with Vera Rozsa for nearly 20 years. She sings at all the world’s major opera houses and festivals, and has performed with the world’s greatest conductors including Levine, Abbado, Davis, Dohnanyi, Haitink, Pappano, Rattle, Salonen and Sawallisch. Her operatic repertoire encompasses works by Beethoven, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Janácek.
Performances of the current season include Janácek’s Jenůfa at the Hamburg State Opera, Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre with Houston Grand Opera, and the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Paris Opera. Her numerous concert appearances bring her together with Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Foundation and with the San Francisco Symphony as well as to many stages of her native Finland.
Recent highlights include Leonore in Fidelio for Houston Grand Opera, Emilia Marty in The Makropoulos Case at the Metropolitan Opera and at San Francisco Opera, the title role of Janácek’s Katya Kabanova at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Lisa in Pique Dame at the Metropolitan Opera, Marie in Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and concert performances of Erwartung with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.