Anu Ontronen


A year ago, mezzo-soprano Anu Ontronen graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Her magnificent voice will not leave listeners cold. Anu has already thrilled audiences in several productions at the Finnish National Opera, where she sang the role of Marcellina in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro during the 2016/17 season. In The Coronation of Poppaea, Anu takes on the role of Arnalta, Poppaea’s nursemaid. Soothing melodies and faster bursts of textsinteract as Arnalta tries to keep up with her protégée. Arnalta is one of the funniest, most enjoyable characters in the opera. It requires a singer with excellent timing, lots of charisma and a flair for comedy to pull it off – and Anu has all of these. Recent success at competitions in Lappeenranta and Kangasniemi have got her career off to a great start. I’m sure we will soon be seeing more of her on stages around the world. #poppea #poppeankruunaus #arnalta #lincoronazionedipoppea#mezzosoprano #youngtalents #operastar