Jorma Hynninen

(b. 1941)

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(b Leppävirta, Finland, 1941).

Finn. baritone. Won Lappeenranta singing comp. 1969. Concert début Helsinki 1970, opera début with Finn. Nat. Opera, Helsinki, 1970 (Silvio in Pagliacci). Débuts at Vienna, Hamburg, and Milan 1977; Munich 1979; Paris 1980. Created Topi in Sallinen's The Red Line, Helsinki 1978. Sang this role with Finn. Nat. Opera at CG 1979 and NY Met 1983. Created the King in Sallinen's The King Goes Forth to France, Savonlinna Fest. 1984 and his Kullervo (Los Angeles 1992). Sang Rigoletto and title‐role in Merikanto's Juha, Edinburgh 1987. Art. dir., Finn. Nat. Opera 1984–90.

Subjects: Opera.

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