Aarne is “One of the finest baritones ever heard in Finland”
(Helsingin Sanomat).

Baritone Aarne Pelkonen is one of the most sought-after opera singers in Finland. Audiences will remember his competition successes at the Lappeenranta National Singing Competition (2013) and the International Jean Sibelius Singing Competition (2015). He has also garnered success at several competitions outside Finland too.

In addition to performing on stages, Aarne has sung his way into the hearts of Finns through numerous TV programs, recordings, and social media videos. During the 2015–2017 seasons, Aarne was a regular soloist with the opera company at the state theatre in Oldenburg, Germany. At the Finnish National Opera, he made his debut in the lead role of Jaakko Kuusisto’s Ice Opera in 2019 and has since been a regular guest at the Opera house.

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Spring performances

Spring 2024 will bring, among other things Major works by Bach, Schubert, as well as LOVE concerts.

Rakas joulu -album is out now!

Aarne and the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas album “Rakas joulu” was released on November 24. and is available for listening on streaming services!


Mari Palo & Aarne Pelkonen: LOVE! concerts will be heard in Espoo on February 24, 2024, and at the Kangasala House on February 28, 2024. Pianist Jukka Nykänen.

Last Songs -album is out now!

The “Last Songs” album was released in April 2023 and is available for order in the online store.

Appearances in the media

In the spring, Aarne appeared on Yle’s “Puoli seitsemän” program as well as MTV’s “Huomenta Suomi.” Explore in the media archive!