INTRODUCTION

Petri Lindroos is an illustrious Finnish bass with impressive power and stamina.

RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

Most recent and future highlights include:

  • Ferrando/Il Trovatore (concert version) and Verdi’s Requiem w. Auckland Philharmonic;
  • Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Copenhagen Phil and Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir;
  • Marcel/Les Huguenots at the Hungarian National Opera (Budapest);
  • Dikoj/Kátia Kabanová, and the bass part in the new Danish opera Manualen at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen;
  • Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte with Nederlandse Reisopera;
  • Colline/La Bohème at the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera;
  • Commendatore/Don Giovanni (chamber version), Daland/Fliegende Holländer, and an Opera Galà engagement at Opera Østfold;
  • Raimondo/Lucia di Lammermoor at Tivoli Concert Hall;
  • Teresias/Oedipus Rex with Malmö Symfoniorkester;
  • Baron Ochs/Der Rosenkavalier at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet;
  • Don Basilio/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Savonlinna Opera Festival;
  • Oroveso/Norma at Opera på Skjäret, Sweden;
  • Rocco/Fidelio at Prague State Opera and Oulun Teatteri.

BIOGRAPHY

Since his Master’s degree in Music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 1997 Petri Lindroos has occurred at many opera houses in major European cities such as Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, London, Munich, Milan, Rome, etc.

His role repertoire includes King Filip/Don Carlos, Fiesco/Simon Boccanegra, Zaccharia/Nabucco, Mefisto in Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofeles, Mefistophéles/Faust by Gounod and Mefistophéles/La Damnation du Faust by Berlioz, Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Commendatore and Leporello/Don Giovanni, Gremin/Eugene Onegin, and Pimen/Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky. Petri Lindroos is also an interpreter of the big passions and masses throughout Europe.

In recent seasons the artist has performed: Rocco/Fidelio at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ramfis/Aida at Opera North Leeds, Marcel/Les Huguenots at Hungarian National Opera, Simone/Gianni Schicchi at Norwegian National Opera, Beethoven’s Symphony 9 with Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Basilio/Barbiere di Siviglia at Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Sarastro/The Magic Flute at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, Zemlinsky’s “Lyrische Sinfonie” Op. 18 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki with Leif Segerstam, Re/Aida at Teatru Astra in Victoria, Gozo, Malta and Osmin/Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail at Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Among his accomplishments, Petri Lindroos has excelled as Pimen in Boris Godunov at the Finnish National Opera, portrayed Leporello/Don Giovanni during La Monnaie’s tour in Tokyo, and performed in a series of Verdi’s Requiem, including at Westminster Cathedral and the Verdi Festival in Parma. Additionally, he embarked on a tour with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, performing Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Furthermore, he debuted as the Commendatore in the Don Giovanni production at the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier and Sarastro at the Opera Berlioz in Montpellier and Le Chatelet in Paris. He has sung at La Scala opera in Milan as King Philip in Don Carlos conducted by maestro Daniele Gatti and as Sarastro at the Chatelet Opera (Paris).

In previous seasons Lindroos has appeared in roles as Sarastro/The Magic Flute, Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Colline/La bohème, Ramfis/Aida, Daland/Der fliegende Holländer, Hunding/Die Valkyrie and Commendatore/Don Giovanni among others.

He also appeared as bass soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra and Coro di Teatro san Carlo, Napoli, and in Missa Solemnis (Beethoven) in Gothenburg with maestro Nagano among others.

In addition, he still coaches and teaches students and professionals from the whole of Scandinavia and is proud to be able to give forth the formidable singing technique he was taught by his father, the famous tenor, Peter Lindroos.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Petri Lindroos – Eugene Onegin by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Lyubvi fse vozrasti pokorni (Gremlin’s Aria) – July 2023

Petri Lindroos – Simon Boccanegra by G. Verdi – Il lacerato spirito (Fiesco’s Aria) – July 2023

Petri Lindroos – Der fligende Holländer by R. Wagner – Mögst du mein Kind (Daland’s Aria) – July 2023

Petri Lindroos – Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini – La calunnia e un venticello (Don Basilio’s Aria) – July 2023

REVIEWS

Aida by G.Verdi with Opera North – Leeds, May 2019

“Finnish bass Petri Lindoos, the chief priest Ramfis, mouthpiece of the state, was simply overwhelming, frighteningly so, his voice booming out the pronouncements of a rigidly conservative system. Lindoos makes a good villain.”

– Richard Wilcocks, bachtrack.com

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