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'''Jyrki Niskanen''' (born 1956) is an [[opera]]tic [[tenor]] from [[Finland]]. He started his musical career as an entertainment musician, playing piano, keyboard and accordion. During his early years as a young musician he accompanied almost all the well-known Finnish artists.
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'''Jyrki Niskanen''' (born 1956) is an [[opera]]tic [[tenor]] from [[Finland]].
   
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Niskanen started his musical career as an entertainment musician, playing piano, keyboard and accordion, accmpanying many of the well-known Finnish artists of the 19702-1980s.
Niskanen studied piano at the Sibelius Academy and made his Diploma in improvisation and free accompaniment, as the first person in Academy's history, with excellent grades.
 
Niskanen studied singing at the Sibelius Academy, in London with [[Vera Rózsa]] and in Vienna and Berlin [[Peter Berne]]. Niskanen is known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a dramatic tone. His sonorous tenor voice is suitable for strong Wagner operas as well as for f.ex. Italian operas.
 
   
 
Niskanen studied piano at the [[Sibelius Academy]] in [[Helsinki]] and obtained diploma in improvisation and free accompaniment. He studied singing at the Sibelius Academy, in London with [[Vera Rózsa]] and in Vienna and Berlin with [[Peter Berne]]. Niskanen is known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a dramatic tone. His sonorous tenor excels in strong Wagner operas and Italian operas.
Niskanen made his professional debut in the role of Florestan in ''[[Fidelio]]'' at the [[Savonlinna Opera Festival]] in 1992, and he was immediately invited to Zürich Opernhaus. . Amongst the roles he played over the next ten years are Paul in ''[[Die Tote Stadt]]'',<ref>
 
{{cite web | title = In Review | publisher = Metropolitan Opera, New York | date = 1997-01-25 | url = http://www.metoperafamily.org/operanews/_archive/12597/reports.12597.html | accessdate = 2007-01-16 }}</ref> and Tristan in ''[[Tristan und Isolde]]''.<ref>{{cite web | title = Half a winner - again | publisher = Concertonet.com | date = 1999-02-27 | url = http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID_review=517 | accessdate = 2007-01-16 }}</ref>
 
   
 
Niskanen made his professional debut in ''[[Fidelio]]'' at the [[Savonlinna Opera Festival]] in 1992, and was invited to [[Zürich Opernhaus]]. Since theh he has performed in most major tenor roles and in major international opera houses.
He has given concert performances in [[Finland]], [[Norway]], [[Estonia]], [[Germany]], [[Spain]], [[Switzerland]], and [[USA]]. Niskanen's recorded works include the following albums:
 
   
 
He has given concert performances in [[Finland]], [[Norway]], [[Estonia]], [[Germany]], [[Spain]], [[Switzerland]], and [[USA]], with many leading [[conductors]].
*''Recital in Helsinki'' (1990)
 
*''Love songs'' (1994)
 
*''Holy Night'' (1996)
 
*''[[Beethoven]] [[Beethoven's 9th symphony|9th symphony]] (with Orchestra [[La Scala]], conductor [[Riccardo Muti]]) (1998)
 
*''Operetten'' (with [[Eva Martón]] and [[Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln]]) (1998)
 
*''[[Tristan und Isolde]]'' (as Tristan, with [[Lorin Maazel]]) (2001)
 
*" Altlantic Sky", sentimental compositions for piano (his own compositions, 2011)
 
*" Joulun tähden" (Christmas Songs, his own compositions, 2011)
 
*"The Greatest Tenor Opera Arias" (2012)
 
   
 
Niskanen has composed some 800 pieces of music and one musical for children (premier in 2012 in St. Petersburg), and has arranged several pieces of music for orchestra and choir.
== Roles==
 
 
Beethoven: Fidelio, “Florestan” (Savonlinna Opera Festivals 1992, 1993, Zürich Opera 1992, Ludwigsburg Music Festival 1993, Barcelona Opera 1995, Athens 1995, Madrid 1995, Bregenz 1995, Rio de Janeiro 1996, Helsinki 1997, Vienna 2000, 2003, Kracow 2001, Berlin 2002) Berg: Wozzeck, “Der Hauptmann” (Milano 1997) Dallapiccola: Il Prigionero, “Il Carceriere and L’Inquisitore” (Torino 1995) Donizetti: Regiment’s Daughter, “Tonio” (Tampere Opera 1986) Heininen: The Knife “Pamppu” (Savonlinna Opera Festival 1989,1990) Janacek: The Case Makropulos “Albert Gregor” (Bologna Opera 1994) Korngold: Die tote Stadt “Paul” (Catania 1996) Leoncavallo: Pajazzo “Canio” (Savonlinna 1997, 1998, 1999) Linkola: Elina “Vicar” (Finnish National Opera 1992) Schrecker: Die Gezeichneten, “Alviano Salvago” (Zürich Opera 1992) Sostakowits: Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, “Sergei” (Firenze 1998) Strauss: Daphne, “Apollo” (Linz 1999, Amsterdam 2002) Verdi: Aida, "Radames" (Catania 2002)
 
 
La Traviata, “Alfredo” (Finnish National Opera 1989)
 
La Forza del Destino, “Alvaro” (Savonlinna Opera Festival 1998)
 
Macbeth “McDuff” (Savonlinna Opera Festival 1993, 1996, Athens 1997)
 
Wagner: Walküre, “Siegmund” (Paris Chatelet 1994, Rome, I act 1995, Wien 1996, 1997, 1998, London/Norwich 1997, Barcelona 1998, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1999, Las Palmas 1999, Catania 2001)
 
 
Tristan and Isolde, “Tristan” (Barcelona 1996, Nizza 1998, Genova 1998, Washington 1999, Munich 1999, Firenze 1999, Berlin 2001)
 
Lohengrin, “Lohengrin” (Nizza 1997, Sevilla 1999)
 
Siegfried, “Siegfried” (Sydney 1999, Catania 2002)
 
Rheingold, “Loge” (Catania 2000)
 
Götterdämmerung, "Siegfried" (Catania 2003)
 
Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie, “Guido Bardi” (Firenze 1995) Several Television Operas
 
 
== Other music pieces ==
 
 
Beethoven: 9th Symphony (Granada 1997, Milano 1998) Janacek: Glagolitische Mässe (Munich 1997) Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Rome 1997, Savonlinna 1998, Darmstadt 2000, Tampere 2002) Mozart: Requiem (Joensuu 1993, Helsinki 1993) Rossini: Stabat Mater (Helsinki 1993) Verdi: Requiem (Mikkeli 1993, Turku 1996)
 
 
[muokkaa]Diskografia
 
 
Recital in Helsinki (1990)
 
   
 
==Recordings==
 
==Recordings==
   
 
*''Recital in Helsinki'' (1990)
 
* Arias and Love Songs (1994)
 
* Arias and Love Songs (1994)
 
* Holy Night, Christmas Songs(1996)
 
* Holy Night, Christmas Songs(1996)
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* Joulun tähden: Christmas Songs, own compositions (2011)
 
* Joulun tähden: Christmas Songs, own compositions (2011)
 
* The Greatest Tenor Arias (2012)
 
* The Greatest Tenor Arias (2012)
 
==Important conductors worked with==
 
 
[[Paavo Berglund]], [[Semyon Bychkov (conductor)|Semyon Bychkov]], [[Riccardo Chailly]], [[Adam Fischer]], [[Mikko Franck]], [[Heinz Fricke]], [[Valery Gergijev]], [[Nicolas Harnoncourt]], [[Eliahu Imbal]], [[Michail Jurowski]], [[Okko Kamu]], [[Eri Klas]], [[Lorin Maazel]], [[Zubin Mehta]], [[Riccardo Muti]], [[Ulf Schirmer]], [[Peter Schneider]], [[Leif Segerstam]], [[Giuseppe Sinopoli]], [[Pinchas Steinberg]], [[Jeffrey Tate]], [[Christian Thielemann]], [[Simone Young]], [[Edo de Waart]] and [[Ralf Weikert]].
 
 
Niskanen has composed some 800 pieces of music and one musical for children (premier in 2012 in St. Petersburg), and has arranged several pieces of music for orchestra and choir.
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
   
 
* Kuka kukin on 2011 (Who´s Who in Finland), Otava ISBN 978-951-1-24712-8
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↑ Tristan und Isolde
 
↑ Half a winner - again in Concertonet.com
 
↑ Opernsaison 2003, Teatro Massimo Bellini
 
 
Who´s Who 2011, Otava ISBN 978-951-1-24712-8
 
 
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== Home page ==
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== External links ==
*[http://www.jyrkiniskanen.com]
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*Personal home page [http://www.jyrkiniskanen.com www.jyrkiniskanen.com]
   
 
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