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Angelika Klas


Angelika Klas is known as a highly versatile artist. In addition to the basic repertoire of a lyric soprano she is specialized in Astor Piazzolla’s tango music. Her repertoire also consists of orchestra and chamber music, both baroque and contemporary music and operetta and stage music.

Angelika Klas is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy's solo department. She has also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and has participated in several international masterclasses. In Finland she has studied for e.g. Jaakko Ryhänen and Marjut Hannula.

Angelika Klas has performed in several operatic roles, including Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (The Countess), Bizet's Carmen (Carmen) and Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires (Maria). She has performed at Moscow’s Novaya Opera, St. Petersburg’s Mihhailovski Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Finnish National Opera a.o. She is also a sought-after operetta and musical theater soloist and has starred in several works, such as J. Strauss II’s The Bat (Rosalinde) and Viennese Blood (Countess Zedlau), J. Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (Eurydike), E. Kálmans Mariza (Mariza), F. Léhars The Count of Luxembourg (Angéle Didier) and the Turku City Theater's production of the hit musical Tamara (Tamara).

Angelika Klas has performed at many international festivals such as Korsholm Music Festival, Turku Music Festival, Naantali Music Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and Helsinki Festival. As a soloist she has collaborated with countless Finnish orchestras; Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kymi Sinfonietta, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Lappeenranta City Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta and Vantaa Pops Orchestra a.o. She has also given concerts in Sweden, Estonia, Germany, France, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Norway, Russia and Denmark.

Angelika Klas is the soloist of Kotaja Quintet who specialize in tango. She has released several albums; Tango Querido (2010), Kohtalona Tango (2013), Tähtisumua (2017) and Tango Piazzolla (2018).