Petri  Lindroos, Basso cantante

Petri Lindroos was born into and brought up in a musical family (father operasinger, tenor, Peter Lindroos), wherefor his musical career in a natural way took its beginning. He studied at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinik, Finland) first with solo piano as major subject, which though soon changed to solo song. His vocal teachers were Jorma Elorinne, Anssi Hirvonen and Jaakko Ryhänen. The diploma concert he sang in Spring 1995 and recieved his Master of Music degree at the same time. He has also studied vocal technic abroad privately with Kim Borg (Copenhagen), Franco Corelli (Milan) and Jeffrey Goldberg (New York).

Petri Lindroos has appeared as soloist with many orchestras (for instance with RSO(the Finnish Radio Sinfony Orch.) and the Finnish National Opera and the Savonlinna Opera Festival) and choirs all around Finland and in every Scandinavian country as well as in central Europe and in Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg)

He has also been heard in several opera roles such as Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Filippo (Don Carlo), Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Mefisto (Faust) and in Radio and in Television for instance in the TV-operas Mahagonny (Weill) and Hund (=Dog) (Gothoni).

In the 1999 ”Lappeenranta singing competition” Petri Lindroos got second price and was extremely positively notified by the media as well in finland as abroad.  

In the seasons 2000-2002 Lindroos made his debute as Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Sevilla) in Oslo and was thanked for his comic as well as vocal skills. He also made his debute as  Filippo (Don Carlo) in Italy (The Ravenna operafestival, Brescia, Pisa among others) and got fantasticly good critics in the Italian (l'Opera) as well in the international media. Lindroos also made his debute at the Bastille Opera in Paris in the world premiere of Rolf Liebermann’s opera “Medea” in the leading role as Jason and was very positively noticed, and he ended the Leipzig Oper-season as Mephistopheles in Berlioz “la damnation de Faust” with praising critcs from the media. In the summer 2002 Lindroos appeared as another Mefisto, the one in Gounods’ Faust (Savonlinna Operafestival) and was thanked as well from the audience as the critics for his many-faced and strong interpretation.

In the seasons 2001-2004 Lindroos´ “main stage” was Oper Leipzig where he appeared as “Figaro” (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Leporello (Don Giovanni, Mozart), “Filippo” (D. Carlo, Verdi), “Mephistofeles” (La damnation de Faust, Berlioz), Colline (La Boheme, Puccini) and Sparafucile (Rigoletto,Verdi). Since then he has also appeared in Helsinki, Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Milan, Tokio etc.

Opera roles done so far:

MEPHISTOPHELES         La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz)

ZUNIGA                 Carmen (Bizet)

BOTTOM                 A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Britten)

KEISER ALTOUM          Turandot (Busoni)

HASSAN                 The Little Slave (Crusell)

LORD ROCHEFORT         Anna Bolena (Donizetti)

RAIMONDO               Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

LEONID                 Hund (Gothoni)

MEFISTO                Faust (Gounod)

BUONAFEDE              Il Mondo della Lunna (Haydn)

RODOMONTE              Orlando Paladino (Haydn)

THE THIRD MAN          The Last Temptations (Kokkonen)

JASON                  Medea (R.Liebermann)

MASETTO                Don Giovanni (Mozart)

LEPORELLO              Don Giovanni (Mozart)

FIGARO                 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)

SARASTRO               Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

PUBLIUS                La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

PIMEN                  Boris Godunov (Mussorgski)

ANGELOTTI              Tosca (Puccini)

COLLINE                La Boheme (Puccini)

OLVI                   Aleksis Kivi (Rautawaara)

FIORELLO               Il Barbiere di Sevilla (Rossini)

LORD SIDNEY            Il viaggio a Reims (Rossini)

BASILIO                Il Barbiere di Sevilla (Rossini)

COUNT ALBANY           King Lear (Sallinen)

5 JUDE                 Salome (Strauss)

1 SOLDAT               Salome (Strauss)

HAUSHOFMEISTER         Cappriccio (Strauss)

GREMIN                 Jevgei Onegin (Tsaikovski)

IL RE (KING)           Aida (Verdi)

RAMFIS                 Aida (Verdi)

FILIPPO                Don Carlo (Verdi)

SPARAFUCILE            Rigoletto (Verdi)

MARCH. D’OBIGNY        Traviata (Verdi)

SAMUEL                 Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)

FERRANDO               Il Trovatore (Verdi)

BITEROLF               Tannhäuser (Wagner)

KOHTNER                Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner)

NACHTWÄCHTER           Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner)

ALASKA-WOLF JOE        Mahagonny (Weill)


Oratorios done so far:

Bach :         S:nt Johns’ Passion

          The Christmas Oratorio

               S:nt Mattheus’ Oratorio

               B-minor Mass

Beethoven:     Syphony nr. 9

Beethoven:     Missa solemnis

Berlioz :      L’enfance du Christ

Dvorak:        Requiem

Dvorak:        Stabat Mater

Faure’ :       Requiem

Handel:        Messiah

Haydn:         The Creation

               Stabat Mater

Mozart :       Requiem

               C-minor mass

               The Coronation mass

Rossini:       Stabat Mater

Tippet:        A Child of our Time

Verdi:         Requiem