Karita Mattila – the grand festive gala
She’s never indifferent, never nondescript, always electrifying. La Karita is celebrating her 60th birthday with a grand festive gala, accompanied by the Opera Festival Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu. This event is the talk of the summer.
The programme of the gala concert includes arias from Karita Mattila’s star roles over recent years, such as Ariadne, Sieglinde and Jenůfa. It’s been nearly 40 years since she won the Lappeenranta Singing Competition and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and her iconic career continues as strong as ever. The radiance of this opera prima donna is impossible to match – there is only one Karita Mattila.