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Ville Rusanen

Ville Rusanen

First prize winner of the 2004 Lappeenranta Solo Voice Competition, Ville Rusanen began his musical studies as an instrumentalist, playing the double bass at Kuopio Conservatory where he also studied singing under Pertti Rusanen. He moved to the Sibelius Academy to study singing in 1999 where he was taught by Jorma Hynninen, and then later by Päivi Nisula.

In his first season outside Helsinki, the young Finnish baritone Ville Rusanen earned excellent reviews for his appearances as Guglielmo in David McVicar’s production of <em "mso-bidi-font-style:="" normal"="">Cosi fan tutte for Scottish Opera returning, last season, for Figaro in Thomas Allen’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia

The 2012/13 season includes Rusanen's debut with the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy in Kullervo and his debut with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin under Hannu Lintu (also with Kullervo).

At home in Finland he is a regular guest at Finnish National Opera where he has sung a wide repertoire including the title role in Rautavaara’s Aleksis Kivi, Sid in Albert Herring and the title role in Robin Hood.

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