A towering baritone sings his last

A towering baritone sings his last


norman lebrecht

August 01, 2016

The great Finn Jorma Hynninen announced at Savonlinna that yesterday’s recital was ‘with certainty my last professional performance.’ Jorma is 75.

His final set? Schubert’s Winterreise.

Jorma made his debut in 1970 and went on to sing at the Met, La Scala, Vienna and most major houses. He also elicited new operas from Finnish composers: Sallinen, Rautavaara and Kalevi Aho.

He leaves more than 100 recordings.

jorma hynninen


  • Alberto says:

    Hyvä Jorma!!!

  • Juha Iivarinen says:

    One of my first concert experiences was Winterreise in the Finlandiatalo by Jorma & Ralf. Made an unforgettable expression!