Martti Talvela

Operatic bass. Born 4 March 1935. Died 22 July 1989
Martti Talvela
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1935-03-04
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Martti Talvela

Martti Talvela Biography (Wikipedia)

Martti Olavi Talvela (4 February 1935 – 22 July 1989) was a Finnish operatic bass.

Born in Hiitola, Finland (now in the Republic of Karelia), the eighth of ten children he studied in Lahti and Stockholm, and made his operatic debut in Helsinki in 1960 as Sparafucile. He trained as a boxer in his youth and developed the stamina necessary for the biggest roles.[citation needed]

Originally Talvela was educated as a primary school teacher in Savonlinna, Eastern Finland (1952–1956), and he worked in that occupation at three schools (1957–1960). He sang at the Stockholm Royal Opera in Sweden from 1961 to 1962, before becoming a regularly employed singer at the Deutsche Oper of Berlin in 1962, the same year as his debut at Bayreuth.

In 1970, the Senate (government) of West Berlin formally granted him the rank of Kammersänger. He was especially acclaimed as the title character in Boris Godunov, a role he performed 39 times at the Metropolitan Opera between 1974–1987, and as Pimen from the same work, as Paavo Ruotsalainen in The Last Temptations, as a Wagner singer who frequently performed at Bayreuth (King Marke, Hunding, Fasolt, Fafner, Hagen (one critic described his Hagen as an "elemental force") and Titurel), as the Commendatore, Sarastro, Dosefei, and Prince Gremin, as King Phillip II, the Grand Inquisitor and, in the later part of his career, the title character in Glinka's Ivan Susanin.[citation needed]

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Richard Wagner
"Mogst du, mein kind" (Daland's aria from Act II Die Fliegende Hollander)
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"Mogst du, mein kind" (Daland's aria from Act II Die Fliegende Hollander)
Joonas Kokkonen
The Last Temptations (Act 2, Sc 2: 'Paavo's Monologue')
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The Last Temptations (Act 2, Sc 2: 'Paavo's Monologue')
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja (Papageno)
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The Magic Flute - Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja (Papageno)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - Holle Rache (Queen of the Night)
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The Magic Flute - Holle Rache (Queen of the Night)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - O Isis und Osiris (Sarastro)
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The Magic Flute - O Isis und Osiris (Sarastro)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute - Overture
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The Magic Flute - Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven
Kyrie from Missa Solemnis (Op.123)
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Kyrie from Missa Solemnis (Op.123)
Giuseppe Verdi
Lachrymosa
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Lachrymosa
Martti Talvela
O Isis Und Osiris
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O Isis Und Osiris
Modest Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son
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Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son
Jean Sibelius
Jaakarimarsi, Op.91 (March Of The Finnish Jäger Battalion)
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Jaakarimarsi, Op.91 (March Of The Finnish Jäger Battalion)
Richard Wagner
Das Rheingold - Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug
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Das Rheingold - Sanft schloss Schlaf dein Aug
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
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Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor Op.125 (Choral) -4th movement; Presto - allegro assai
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Symphony No. 9 In D Minor  Op.125 (Choral) -4th movement; Presto - allegro assai
Joan Sutherland
Rigoletto - opera: Act 3; Bella figlia dell'amore [Quartet] (feat. Sherrill Milnes, London Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti & Martti Talvela)
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Rigoletto - opera: Act 3; Bella figlia dell'amore [Quartet] (feat. Sherrill Milnes, London Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti & Martti Talvela)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1970: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-09-06T09:20:43
6
Sep
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall

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