Hillevi Martinpelto is a world known soprano and one of our times foremost interpreters of the Mozart heroines ranging from Pamina (die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Contessa Almaviva (Nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Elettra (Idomeneo), Vitellia (Clemenza di Tito). Besides Mozart she has also been praised for other roles, such as; Aida, Desdemona (Otello), Elisabetta (Don Carlo) Alice (Falstaff) Leonora (Trovatore), Amelia (Un Ballo), Iphigénie (Aulide & Tauride), Tatiana (Eugen Onegin, Agathe (Freischütz), Rezia (Meistersinger), Elsa (Lohengrin), Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Marguerithe (Faust by both Gounod and Spohr) and Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier).
The concert repertoire is extensive too: Handel (Messiah), Bach (B minor Mass), Verdi and Brahms (Requiem), Wagner (Wesendoncklieder), Strauss (Vier Letzte Lieder), Schönberg (Gurrelieder), Zemlinskis (Lyric Symphonie), Mahler (Symphonies 2, 4 and 8) and Beethoven (Symphonie 9) to mention some.
This season is Mrs Martinpelto invited to sing at Folkoperan – in a production called Salieri vs Mozart – together with Loa Falkman. The production is a unique kombination of Mozart and Salieri by Rimskij-Korsakov and Prima la musica e poi le parole by Antonio Salieri and will be played during spring.