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Anna-Lisa Jakobsson
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Anna-Lisa Jakobsson

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voice
classical voice
musical theater voice

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60 dollars/45 minuter

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Anna-Lisa Jakobsson has more than 70 roles in her operatic repertoire, performing in many countries of the world. She has performed , for example, the role of Carmen over 100 times in Scandinavia and Italy, performing in casts with Teresa Berganza , Agnes Balsa, Giuseppe Giacomini, Renato Bruson (Otello), and Leo Nucci (Il trovatore).

Anna-Lisa has a Masters Degree in Music from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, and also possesses a Master of Arts from University of Abo Academy. She has, in addition, studied two years at the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, with the famed Professor, Dr. Herbert Brauer.

She has attended Master classes with

• Prof. Vera Rozsa, London,

• Prof. Gerhard Kahry, Vienna,

• Ms Patricia McCaffrey, New York City,

• and Ms Ruth Falcon, New York City.

Anna-Lisa Jakobsson was a Principal with the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, Finland, for 20 years before her recent settlement in the USA.

Clearly her operatic repertoire includes a vast selection of all major Mezzo-roles: Azucena in Il trovatore, Amneris in Aida, Fricka ( the Deutche Oper, Berlin-version, staged by legendary late Prof Gotz Friedrich), Adelaide in Strauss’ Arabella, Herodias in Strauss’ Salome, Kabanicha in Janaceks' Kata Kabanova (conducted by Jiri Belohlavek), Marina in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Mrs Lovett in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Baba the Turk in Stravinski’s The Rake’s Progress, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (conducted by Richard Buckley), Contessa di Coigny in Giordano’s Andrea Chenier (staged by Giancarlo del Monaco).

Her German Debut was as Auntie in Britten’s Peter Grimes at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. In the USA, her first performance was in 1992 in the World Premiere of the Opera Kullervo, composed by Aulis Sallinen, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. In 2004 she sang in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites at Palm Beach Opera, conducted by Julius Rudel. She returned to Palm Beach Opera the next year as the Mother in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. In 2009 she received raving reviews for her role of Die Amme in Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten, receiving praise for both her singing and acting.

Anna-Lisa Jakobsson has made major tours to Japan and South America.

She has been recorded by Finlandia Records, BIS, and Ondine, and has performed in a number of made for TV-operas, among others for NHK Satellite, Japan, singing the role of Gabriela Mistral, composed by Keiko Fujiie. She has also been a frequent guest at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Known as an excellent musician and actress, she has participated in numerous world-premieres of contemporary operas.

Ms. Jakobsson has been The Artist in Residence at the University of Abo Academy from 2005 until 2011, conducting various Master Classes in the Voice Department. She managed her own private studio in Helsinki , teaching both amateur and professional singers. Anna-Lisa's teaching specialties include breath control, support, and relaxation.

In 2011, she received the title of "Knight of the Finnish Lion", by the President of Finland, in honor of her long and successful artistic and professional career.

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I teach beginners, and advanced students.

I can help with Opera- and Artsong interpretations. I am fluent in 7 languages, and can help you with Tzech and Russian pronunciation.

Let me help you with auditions and performances!My special interests include breathing coodination, support and relaxation!

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