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Currently completing her combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music (majoring in voice performance) at University of Melbourne.
A versatile singer, Seija has had extensive experience with both classical and contemporary music. She has a great affiliation with 20th century music and includes composers such as Webern, Schoenberg and Copland in her repertoire. This interest has seen her take part in many productions of contemporary works, including the premier performance of Elanor Parsons opera The Women of Troy in 2000 where she played Andromache, and as a lead role in Alan Lee’s chamber opera Lapse in 2002.
Seija was a member of the Melbourne Chorale symphonic chorus and ensemble for a number of years, where she not only performed many great choral works such as Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 at the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival in 2000 but also gained experience singing for film, being chosen to record solo material for a pilot film by Tassos Ioannides in 1999.
Most recently Seija has performed Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Melbourne university orchestra under John Hopkins. This is Seija’s second performance with the Melbourne Opera Company, having performed in Bizet’s The Pearlfishers in September.