Kristina Vähi (soprano)
Tiina Kärblane (piano)
Poetry reads Margus Prangel
Programme: Schubert, Luzzi, Gomez etc
has received accolades as a soloist in operas, operettas and musicals. She graduated from the G. Ots Music School (teacher Mare Jõgeva) and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, receiving both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in opera singing (teacher Riina Airenne, prof. Tamara Novitšenko). K. Vähi additionally studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and taken part in many master classes (Eva Märtson, Gerhard Kahry, Christina Deutekom, Rudolf Piernay, Ingrid Kremling, Judith Beckman, Matti Pelo, Monika Hauswalter). She won 1st Prize at the Klaudia Taev Competition for Young Opera Singers (1996). Between 2006-2013 K. Vähi worked as a soloist at the Estonian National Opera. She has also sung in performances of the Vanemuine Theatre, the EAMT Opera Studio and the Kuressaare Opera Days; she has been invited to perform at festivals and the musicals of Smithbridges Production and Vanemuine Theatre. Since 1997 she has been a soloist of the Operetta Scretta creative union. Her roles include: Adina (Donizetti „L’elisir d’amore“), Baroness (Lortzing „The Poacher“), Ännchen (Weber „The Marksman“), Oscar (Verdi „A Masked Ball“), Mozart roles Zerlina, First Dame and Despina („Don Giovanni“, „Magic Flute“, „Così fan tutte“); from Menotti operas Lucy, Monica and Miss Pinkerton („Telephone“, „Medium“, „The Old Maid and the Thief“); from Rossini operas Fanny and Clorinda („The Bill of Marriage“, „Cinderella“); Nedda (Leoncavallo „Clowns“), Ninetta (Prokofjev „The Love for Three Oranges“), Luise (Aints “Rehepapp”), Adele and Cagliari (Strauss „The Bat“, “Viennese Blood”), Lisa and Stasi (Kálmán „Countess Mariza“, “Silva”), Damon (Händel „Acis and Galatea“), Maria (Leigh „Man of La Mancha“), Soulgirl and Carlotta (Webber “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Phantom of the Opera”) etc. K. Vähi currently works as a freelance opera soloist.
graduated from the Tallinn State Conservatory in 1985 (Prof. Bruno Lukk). She continued her studies in Leningrad Conservatory with Prof. Tamara Fidler who was then the leading chamber music teacher in the region. She has worked at the Tallinn Conservatory as an accompanist in the string department. In 1991 Tiina moved to Finland and continued the same job at the Kuopio Conservatory and at the Sibelius-Academy, also at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences and from 2003-2013 she worked as a correpetitor at the Tampere Opera. Tiinastarted to teach at opera studio in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in autumn 2013 and from autumn 2014 she will join Estonian National Opera.