Soprano Karita Mattila Announces New Role

By Francisco Salazar

Karita Mattila has announced that she will sing in Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.”

The Finnish soprano announced via Twitter that she had signed a contract to do her first Isolde. The tweet stated, “I LOVE it! I love these imaginative thoughts. I completely had an ‘awakening’ with Ring in San Fran last summer, meaning: WAGNER. The ‘complicated relationship’ was over in a heartbeat after seeing first ‘Siegfried,’ first ‘Götterdämmerung’ LIVE. Signed in for my first Isolde. Yeah.”

No word on where or when she will perform the opera but it would be her latest Wagner role after having made her role debut as Sieglinde in “Die Walküre.”

Over the years Mattila has expanded her repertoire by performing new roles. She just world-premiered “Hadrian” at the Candian Opera Company and is currently at the Bayerische Staatsoper performing in “Jenufa.” She is set to take on the Princess in “Rusalka” at the Opéra National de Paris and will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Madame de Croissy in “Dialogues des Carmélites.”