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Finnish soprano Saara Kiiveri finished her education in the Sibelius Academy Opera Master Program in 2016, under the guidance of Monica Groop. Saara started her studies at the Sibelius Academy in 2013 and since then she has received additional coaching from Ritva-Liisa Korhonen and Anu Komsi, as well as extensive lied-coaching from Ilmo Ranta.

In addition, Saara has taken part in many masterclasses and studied with many well known professors and singers, for example Edda Moser, Olga Mykytenko, Peter Berne, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, Jaakko Ryhänen, Soile Isokoski, Wilma Vernocchi, Franz Lukasocsky and Udo Reineman.

In 2010-2014 Saara studied at the Helsinki Metropolia Unicersity of Applied Sciences with Seppo Ruohonen, and previously (2005-2010) at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences with Airi Tokola, from which she graduated as a Bachelor of Music (Pedagogy) in 2009. Saara studied singing two years with Katriina Leppänen before professional studies.

Saara is a vibrant, open-hearted and bold young artist, with a strong expressive ability. She has been noticed for her brilliant and natural stage presence, and her lyric voice has been described as beautifully sonorous with a capability to expand.

Saara's greatest passion is opera but she deeply enjoys also performing lied and chamber music.

Her opera roles are Marzelline (Fidelio) by Beethoven, Lenore (Die Loreley) by F. Pacius, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Pamina and Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) by W.A. Mozart, Madama Cortese (Il viaggo a Reims) by G. Rossini, La Princesse (L'enfant et les sortilèges) by M. Ravel and Tina Modotti (Frida y Diago / world premier) by K. Aho and Peg (The Judge's wife / world premier) by R. Talvitie.

Saara made her Main Stage debut at the Finnish National Opera singing Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) in Autumn 2017. Saara is also singing a role in a school opera called Ihmepoika A (Wonderboy A) which won the prize of the Best Opera in The YAMawards competition in 2017.
Since spring 2016 Saara has been working at the Finnish National Opera's Art Breaks for Toddlers. Productions are made especially for children. Operas are about 25 minutes long and directed for two soloists, guitar and flute. Saara sang also role of Aino at the Finnish National Opera in April 2016 in Time Out -opera (world premier) which was composed by children and young people (Listen, I am composing! -production).

In 2015 Saara won second prize in the Kangasniemi Singing Competition in Finland.

Saara's studies and artistic work have been generously supported by Pro Musica Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Martin Wegelius Foundation, Sibelius Academy's Tauno Pylkkänen Foundation, Oopperakoulutuksen Kummit Ry and the Swedish Theater in Helsinki.