Svetlana Russkaya Halttunen



Svetlana Halttunen with Detlef Rogge

Svetlana Halttunen with Detlef Rogge, Regisseur and Director of the State Opera of Mecklenburg Schwerin


As Desdemona in Verdi's "Othello".

Press clippings:

"... the Finnish soprano Svetlana Halttunen gave her debut as Desdemona in the State Opera of Mecklenburg Schwerin and she was very convincing with her radiant, resonant and voluminous voice that was even from the deep mezzo-voce to the heights..."

E.A. Neueste Nachrichten. Schwerin.

 As DESDEMONA in Verdi's "Othello" in the State Opera of Mecklenburg in Schwerin, Germany.



As CIO-CIO-SAN in Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" in the opera of Gdansk, Poland. As Donna Elvira in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" in the opera of Lucca, Italy.



As TATYANA in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin".

Press clippings:


"... I saw Svetlana Halttunen in the role of Tatyana. A Finnish singer with a high-timbered, sonorous voice, capable of passionate outbursts, but nevertheless convincing in her spiritual integrity. Her rendition of the "Tragedy of solitude" (Programme) was filled with the subtlest nuances. She brought to life the transformation of a young uninhibited reveler, filled with deep anxieties of not reaching her own ideals, to a supremely aristocratic figure, almost ashamed to reveal her emotions in an unguarded moment..."

Hilmar Franz: Theater der Zeit, Berlin, Germany.



"The young singer sang the role of Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at the opera stage superbly. Her interpretation of Tatyana was logical and psychologically right. Svetlana Halttunen's stage appearance showed her artistic wittiness and her voice was beautiful in all the registers. The voice of this skilled singer awakes in the listener fantasy and feeling turning into a wonderful experience..."

Roman Heising: Dziennik Baltycki.Gdansk.

As Tatyana with the regisseur Arne Mikk in the Stateopera of Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany As Tatyana in the Opera of Gdansk, Poland.


As MICAELA in Bizet's "Carmen".

Press clippings:


"... In the the great air, Micaelas prayer, the wonderful voice of Svetlana Halttunen opened in the blossom...."

Hilmar Frantz; Theater der Zeit; Berlin.

Svetlana Halttunen as Micaela with Michael Tshergov as Don Jose in the State Opera of Mecklenburg in Schwerin, Germany