Agent: Marianne Karlberg
Henriikka made her operatic debut at the
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, stepping in as the cover of Mimì in La Bohème in
2004. She continued to sing in total 11 performances of La Bohème for
Scottish Opera – both at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow and at the
Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
While at the RSAMD in Glasgow, Henriikka performed the roles
of Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Massenet’s Manon, Princesse (L’enfant et
les Sortilèges), Handel’s Alcina under Christian Curnyun and Ilia in
Mozart’s Idomeneo under Timothy Dean. She has begun her professional
career singing Pamina for BYO, Mimi for Scottish Opera, Papagena
(covering Pamina) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Henriikka made her Swedish debut at The Royal
Swedish Opera in Stockholm, singing Ravel’s Princesse in 2005.
Thereafter she sang Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) at the Sage, Gateshead,
directed by Sir Thomas Allen, and Donna Elvira for Scottish Opera. In
2005 and 2006 she sang Nanetta (Falstaff) at the Gothenburg Opera under
Pietro Rizzo and Pamina (Zauberflöte) before a capacity audience
during Gothenburg’s hosting of the European Championships of Athletics.
In 2008 Henriikka sang Fünfte Magd (Elektra) at Barcelona’s Liceu and
Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras with The Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel. 2008 also brought her Musetta (Bohème)
at the ROH Stockholm and at the Gothemburg opera, where she also sang
Juliet in a performance of Romeo and Juliet (put together and conducted
by Bjorn Dobbelaere), and in 2009-2010 Pamina (Magic Flute) at the
Henriikka frequently performs in concerts both
in Sweden and around Europe; major works have included Brahms Ein
Deutsches Requiem (Cheltenham), Mozart’s Requiem (Barcelona and
Anghiari, Italy) and C minor Mass and Rossini Stabat Mater (Paisley),
Pergolesi Stabat Mater (Imperia, Italia), Beethoven Mass in C
(Glasgow), Handel’s The Messiah (Edinburgh and Linköping) the Berio
Folksongs with the Northern Sinfonia under Susanna Mälkki and Christmas
concerts at the Gothenburg Opera. Later engagements include Amor
(Orpheus and Euridice, Gluck,) Gothemburg, the Brahms Requiem
(Helsingborg), Det ljusa landet , Helsingborg, Hugo Alfvéns Symfoni No 4
(Nybrokajen, Stockholm), St Matthews passion at the Nidaros Dome
(Trondheim), and Die Schöpfung (Säffle) and with the Norrköping
Symphony Orchestra under Gustav Sjökvist, PRIDE opera gala and Mozart Requiem in Stockholm.
Engagements in 2012 include a swedish song recital at the Stockholms Konserthus with BengtÅke Lundin, the opera performange "Stitch & Bitch" at the Folkoperan "Showrooms" opera festival, a festival in which Henriikka also sang in the site specific art project by Joshua Sofaer; "Operahjälpen", which since recieved world wide media attention. With Opera Mecatronica, Henriikka performed at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and at the Rotterdam Operadagen. At Ulriksals castle theatre, she sang an opera gala, and at Opera på Skäret a Dan Andersson song recital. The autumn has been busy; Brahms Requiem with Gothemburg Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Manze, more Brahms Requiems with Sonny Jansson in Stockholm and Strängnäs, Mozart Requiem and Förklädd Gud in Stockholm, an Opera Gala concert with hungarian baritone Ludovic Kendy and Dagmar Duzdova in Slovakia, vocal cover for Liu in Turandot, Gothemburg opera (at one days notice!) under Tobias Ringborg, and some Christmas concerts!
Andre Manze invited her to sing Brahms Requiem with the Helsingborg symphony orchestra in 2014.
Master classes include Håkan Hagegård, Sir Thomas Allen, Ileana
Cotrubas (with whom she studied the entire parts of Manon and Mimi), Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Elly Ameling, Emanuele
Moris, Sarah Walker and Philip Langridge.