Matti Salminen

(b. 1945)

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(b Turku, 1945).

Finnish bass. Sang small parts at Finn. Nat. Opera from 1966; début in major role 1969 (Philip II in Don Carlos). Prin. bass Cologne Opera 1972–9. Wexford 1973 (title‐role in Ivan Susanin). Débuts: CG 1974; Bayreuth 1976; NY Met 1981. Notable singer of Boris Godunov and of major Wagner bass roles.

Subjects: Opera.

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