The German-Finnish bass-baritone JUKKA RASILAINEN regularly performs at the world’s leading opera houses, including Berlin, Munich, and Zurich State Opera, at the Bastille in Paris, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, in Tokyo and Buenos Aires – he has a special connection with the Semper Opera House in Dresden, where he was awarded the title of “Kammersänger” and has sung numerous roles, ranging from Mozart to Wagner. Alongside his powerful voice, famous directors are often struck by Jukka Rasilainen’s zesty acting skills and his new interpretations of the greats. The Bayreuth festival has played a key role in his career. It was here that Jukka Rasilainen gave his debut performance in 2005 in the title role of Der Fliegende Holländer, performed Amfortas in 2006 and 2007, sang the role of Kurwenal from 2008-2012 and Telramund in both 2011 and 2015. Since 2012 he has been a permanent fixture for the performances of Bayreuth Children’s Opera. Jukka Rasilainen regularly returns home and has performed at Finnish National Opera since 1987 and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Jukka Rasilainen gave his debut performance at the Vienna State Opera in 1992 as Holländer and has since sung the roles of Kaspar, Wotan (Die Walküre), Wanderer and Jochanaan.