Tomi Punkeri, baritone

Biography

Finnish baritone Tomi Punkeri’s flexible and velvety voice has received recognition in the opera world but also in art song repertoire. Punkeri was part of the newly founded two-year Young Artist Program in the Royal Danish Opera in 2020-2022. Before the program he finished his master’s degree in opera singing in the Royal Danish Opera Academy in 2020. Prior to his studies in Copenhagen, he graduated from Oulu University of Applied Sciences as a Bachelor of Culture and Arts majoring Church music.

His recent and future engagements at the Royal Danish Opera include Dandini (La Cenerentola), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Schaunard (La Bohème), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Karl (Intet) and Steuermann (Tristan und Isolde). Punkeri was supposed to make his debut at the Finnish National Opera in the spring of 2022 as Malatesta (Don Pasquale) but it got cancelled due to COVID 19. In addition to the opera he has performed as a bass soloist in several church music pieces including St. John Passion and Christmas Oratorio Cantatas 1-6 by J.S. Bach and G. Faure: Requiem. Art song repertoire includes e.g. Die Schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang (F. Schubert) and Dichterliebe op. 48 (R. Schumann).

Punkeri has succeeded in several competitions in Finland and abroad. He reached the semifinals in 2022 at The International Hand Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, in 2019 at the Wigmore Hall / Independent Opera International Song Competition in London and in 2018 at the Councours musical international de Montréal in Montreal, Canada. In Finland, he was awarded a special prize at the finals of Lappeenranta Singing Competition in 2016 and took second place in the Helsinki Lied Competition in 2015. In the same year he was also a finalist in the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition in Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Punkeri has received numerous awards and grants including Taitaja- stipendium (Oulun Osuuspankki) and grants from Hanne Lomfoldt foundation, Aili ja Eero Kallio foundation and Pro Musica- institute.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opera roles

Dominick Argento

POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO / Shoe Salesman
POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO / Puppet No. 2

David Bruce

INTET (NOTHING)/ Karl

Gaetano Donizetti

DON PASQUALE/Malatesta

Engelbert Humperdinck

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL/ Father

Jukka Tapio Linkola

ABRAHAMIN PIDOT/ Abraham Ojanperä

Claudio Monteverdi

L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/ Liberto
L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA/ Littore

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Guglielmo
DON GIOVANNI/Masetto

Tauno Kullervo Pylkkänen

TUNTEMATON SOTILAS/ Vanhala

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Schaunard

Igor Stravinsky

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS/Nick Shadow
Concert repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion BWV 245
Weihnachtsoratorium

Franz Joseph Haydn

Missa in tempore belli (Paukenmesse)
Salve Regina

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem
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