Erik Rousi

baritone or bass voice
I'm a Finnish bass-baritone, who graduated in spring 2016 with the best possible grades from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Now I'm continuing my studies at the opera class of Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.

I have taken part to several stage performances. You are welcome to take a closer look to my repertoire and reviews from this page. Here you also find my upcoming concerts, some pictures and audio samples.

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Short Profile

NameRousi, Erik
Date of Birth1987-03-24
Born inFinland, Europe
Home LocationVienna, Austria
Main languageFinnish
Additional languages English,  German,  Swedish 
attended UniversitiesMusik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien

Everybody is Saving up!
2015-04-11 The Diary of a Gentleman, Helsinki
"Erik Rousi has splendid material and natural stage charisma. He managed to turn the cynicism associated with Don Alfonso into easygoing joyfulness."
(Janne Koskinen)
REVIEW from 2015-04-11  
W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte
Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. April 2015. 
Schweig, schweig damit dich niemant warnt!
Kaspar's aria from the 1st act of Der Freischütz 
Concours de Genève
2016-11-18, Genève

C. Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Caronte in L'Orfeo. June 2015. 
July 2016 
Hitler and Stalin Became Opera Characters
2016-05-05 Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki
"The main antagonists stay in the limelight for the most part. Adolf comes across as a shaky, but seemingly threatening character, Josif as a dangerous man despite his calmness. Tero Halonen has adopted Hitler's character well. Similarly, Erik Rousi is a good fit for Stalin's role. Both did also very well vocally."
(Veijo Murtomäki)
REVIEW from 2016-05-05  
J. Sibelius: Drömmen
Op. 13 No 5. Text: J. L. Runeberg 
A.Z. Roncal: Ger Mania - La Gran Fiesta
Stalin in Ger Mania - La Gran Fiesta. April 2016. 
What If Hitler Went to Patagonia
2016-05-05 Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsinki
"Of a handful of singers, one will take note of a rather weak Hitler (Tero Halonen) but an even stronger Stalin (Erik Rousi) and a charming Eva Braun (Marika Hölttä)."
(Wilhelm Kvist)
REVIEW from 2016-05-05  
A Mesmerizing First Opera
2015-06-07 Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki
"Some fine soloists were heard in the production. We can hardly find a better Orpheus than the tenor Juho Punkeri. Erik Rousi as Charon and Ronnie Karlson as Pluto were startling with their juicy bass voices."
(Veijo Murtomäki)
REVIEW from 2015-06-07  
O. Straus: Die lustigen Nibelungen
Dankwart in Die lustigen Nibelungen. January 2015. 
F. Schubert: Winterreise
Winterreise in Rock Church Helsinki with Justas Stasevskij. October 2015. 
Multifunctional Figaro
2016-04-26 Rondo, Helsinki
"The strong voiced Erik Rousi was a jovial Figaro, with the right blend of goofiness and cunningness...The lead roles showed exceptional vocal quality and singing charisma."
(Auli Särkiö)
REVIEW from 2016-04-26