The Karita Mattila Gala Concert represents a special opportunity for all opera lovers to enjoy one of the greatest opera prima donnas of recent decades.

Karita Mattila, along with conductor Ville Matvejeff (FI), in a programme featuring the works of Richard Wagner, revives some of her favourite roles which she has performed in La Scala, the Metropolitan and the Royal Opera House during a career which has lasted more than three decades.

This Finnish soprano regularly performs throughout Europe with the most significant orchestras and on the most famous stages, and she also has a rich discography of recordings. She has received numerous awards, amongst which are two Grammy Awards for best opera recording, the Musician of the Year award from the Musical America magazine and the annual music award from the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society organisation.

With her natural and beautiful voice, Karita Mattila established herself as one of the most sought after soprano dramatists in the world, and with this concert, Rijeka’s Opera once more becomes a part of the world’s opera scene.