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Tarja Turunen

Biography

Best known because the feminine vocalist for Finnish gothic/symphonic steel action Nightwish, Tarja (name Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen) was created in August 17, 1977, in Kitee, Finland. Her prowess being a soprano arrived her a location studying classical tone of voice on the Sibelius Academy in Kuopio, where fellow pupil Tuomas Holopainen had taken on Tarja as vocalist for his musical task, which was to become christened Nightwish in 1996. Tarja continuing to pursue single passions during her period documenting and touring with Nightwish, including a single within a 1999 rock and roll ballet, a 2002 tour of SOUTH USA, along with a 2004 Xmas one entitled “Yhden Enkelin Unelma” (“One Angel’s Wish”). In 2005, Tarja was asked (via “open up notice”) to keep Nightwish, with all of those other band citing economic and personal problems. A public screen of he-said/she-said implemented, and Tarja became a single musician full-time. After her compelled departure, she produced some live performances, in addition to an appearance with an record of her brother’s function before beginning focus on an record of her very own. October 2007 noticed the release of this first single record, My Winter Surprise, that was released on Spinefarm Information. In ’09 2009, she started focus on her second single effort, taking periods to record a duet with Klaus Meine from the Scorpions, “THE NICE Die Teen,” which made an appearance over the veteran group’s 2010 record Sting within the Tail. In nov 2010, Tarja’s second single record, What Lays Beneath, premiered; an ambitious work combining traditional and metal components, Tarja supported the discharge with considerable touring, including some German dates starting for Alice Cooper. In 2013, Tarja’s third single effort, Colours at night, premiered. The recording was a industrial success, increasing to the very best Ten from the recording charts within the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, as well as the U.K. and charted in 12 countries general. Tarja also produced a visitor appearance within the EP Heaven (HOW ABOUT Us?) from the Dutch group Within Enticement. In 2015, Tarja released her third live recording, Luna Park Trip, which was documented in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In March 2016, she announced two fresh studio albums. The very first, Brightest Void: The Prequel was released in June and included visitor performances from Michael Monroe (a duet over the one “Your Heaven as well as your Hell”), Chad Smith, and Within Enticement. She performed the established during a summer months tour that also highlighted material in the Shadow Self, that was released in August.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tarja Turunen
Height 1.64 m
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Singer-songwriter
Education Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Sibelius Academy
Nationality Finnish
Spouse Marcelo Cabuli
Children Naomi Eerika Alexia Cabuli Turunen
Parents Teuvo Turunen, Marjatta Turunen
Siblings Toni Turunen, Timo Turunen
Music Groups Nightwish
Albums The Shadow Self, My Winter Storm, Colours in the Dark, Wishmaster, What Lies Beneath, Oceanborn, Angels Fall First, Century Child, Act I: Live in Rosario, Henkäys Ikuisuudesta, Beauty and the Beat, Luna Park Ride, Ave Maria – En Plein Air, The Brightest Void, Over the Hills and Far Away, The Seer, Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish, In Concert – Live at Sibelius Hall, Left in the Dark
Nominations Echo Award for Best International Newcomer
Movies Yhtä Kyytiä


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#Fact
1 Her first independent album, My Winter Storm, was released on November 2007, and achieved gold status in Finland on the day of release.
2 In late 2007 Tarja was nominated for two awards, an "ECHO" as best newcomer and an "Emma" for best Finnish artist.
3 Turunen sang solo in Waltari's rock-themed 1999 ballet Evankeliumi (also known as Evangelicum) in several sold-out performances at the Finnish National Opera.
4 Has two siblings, Timo and Toni.
5 She is fluent in English, Finnish, German and Spanish.
6 Her album My Winter Storm, has also achieved gold in Hungary, Russia, Czech Republic and went platinum in Finland.
7 Her favorite song is "Von Ewiger Liebe" by Brahms.
8 Her favorite movie is Gladiator (2000).
9 Her favorite author is Mika Waltari.
10 Her favorite album is Gladiator (2000) soundtrack.
11 Her favorite actor is Russell Crowe.
12 Her favorite director is Ridley Scott.
13 Lead singer of the Finnish symphonic metal band, Nightwish. [1996-2005].


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
M'era Luna Festival 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wacken 2016 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hellfest 2016 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Leitura Dinâmica 2012-2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fraktura 2010-2016 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Transilvania culturala 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
MTL 2009-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Noite com Danilo Gentili 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todo Seu TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Tarja: Luna Park Ride 2015 Video performer: "Dark Star", "My Little Phoenix", "The Crying Moon", "I Walk Alone", "Falling Awake", "Signos", "Little Lies", "Underneath", "Stargazers", "Ciaran's Well", "In for a Kill", "Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a Place on Earth / Livin' on a Prayer", "Die Alive", "Until My Last Breath", "Wishmaster" / writer: "Dark Star", "The Crying Moon", "Falling Awake", "Little Lies", "Underneath", "Ciaran's Well", "In for a Kill", "Die Alive", "Until My Last Breath"
Corazón Muerto 2015 "An Empty Dream"
Teleshow 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Prende y apaga 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beauty & the Beat: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana 2014 Video performer: "Blute nur, du liebes Herz!", "Zueignung Op.10, No.1", "Song to the Moon", "Vilja Lied", "O mio babbino caro", "The Reign", "You Take My Breath Away", "Witch-Hunt", "Kashmir/Immigrant Song/Stairway to Heaven", "Swanheart", "Mein Herr Marquis", "Into the Sun", "I Feel Pretty", "I Walk Alone" / writer: "The Reign", "Witch-Hunt", "Into the Sun"
3 Fotos 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ekumeeninen joulu: Turun tuomiokirkko 2013 TV Movie performer: "Ave Maria", "Varpunen jouluaamuna", "Walking in the Air" / writer: "Ave Maria"
Kuninkaalliset häät 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tarja: Act 1 2012 Video performer: "Anteroom of Death", "My Little Phoenix", "Dark Star", "Naiad", "Falling Awake", "I Walk Alone", "Little Lies", "Into the Sun", "Nemo", "Rivers of Lust", "Minor Heaven", "Montañas De Silencio", "Sing For Me", "I Feel Immortal", "Never Enough", "In For a Kill", "The Phantom Of The Opera", "Die Alive", "Until My Last Breath", "Over the Hills and Far Away", "Boy and the Ghost", "Lost Northern Star", "Ciaran's Well", "Tired of Being Alone", "Where Were You Last Night / Heaven Is a P
Aamu-TV 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Telefé noticias 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tarja Turunen & Harus: In Concert - Live at Sibelius Hall 2011 Video music: "Ave Maria" / performer: "Heinillä Härkien", "Ave Maria Op. 80", "Varpunen Jouluaamuna", "Maa on niin kaunis", "En etsi valtaa loistoa", "Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä", "Ave Maria", "Who Would Have Loved This", "Walking in the Air", "Jouluyö, Juhlayö"
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idols TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Bastidores 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rock nad Volgoi 2011 2011 TV Movie performer: "Ya Zdes"
Doro: 25 Years in Rock 2010 Video performer: "Walking with the Angels"
Kawa czy herbata 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dobré ráno 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wetten, dass..? 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
'What Lies Beneath' Making Of 2010 Video documentary performer: "Falling Awake", "Dark Star", "Crimson Deep", "Until My Last Breath", "Little Lies", "Afternoon of Death", "Underneath", "Rivers of Lust", "The Archive of Lost Dreams", "Naiad", "Still of the Night", "If You Believe", "The Crying Moon" / writer: "Falling Awake", "Dark Star", "Crimson Deep", "Until My Last Breath", "Little Lies", "Afternoon of Death", "Underneath", "Rivers of Lust", "The Archive of Lost Dreams", "Naiad", "If You Believe", "The Crying Moon"
Strada 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baltic Sea Festival: Gala Concert 2009 TV Movie performer: "The Reign", "Stormskärs Maja" / writer: "The Reign"
Buenas noches 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tarja: Warm Up Concerts 2008 Video performer: "Boy and the Ghost", "Lost Northern Star", "Passion and the Opera", "My Little Phoenix", "Sing for Me", "Damned and Divine", "Ciarán's Well", "Our Great Divide", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Oasis", "Walking in the Air", "You Would Have Loved This", "Poison", "I Walk Alone", "Calling Grace"
Krechetalo 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boogie 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Itsenäisyyspäivän juhlakonsertti 2007 TV Movie performer: "Demanten pa marssnön, op.36/6", "Lastu Lainiahilla, op.17/7", "Ma elän!", "Keisarihymni", "Vårt land / Oi Maamme", "Maamme"
Huuma 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tarja: Henkäys ikuisuudesta - Joulukonsertti 2006 TV Movie performer: "Kuin henkäys ikuisuutta", "Walking in the Air", "Happy Christmas War is Over", "Happy New Year", "Jo joutuu ilta", "Ave Maria", "The Eyes of a Child", "When a Child Is Born", "Magnificat anima mea: Quia respexit", "Varpunen jouluaamuna", "En etsi valtaa, loistoa", "You Would Have Loved This", "Walking In The Air", "Jouluyö, juhlayö"
Joonas 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nightwish: End of an Era 2006 Video performer: "Dark Chest of Wonders", "Planet Hell", "Ever Dream", "The Kinslayer", "Phantom of the Opera", "The Siren", "Sleeping Sun", "High Hopes", "Bless the Child", "Wishmaster", "Slaying the Dreamer", "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan", "Nemo", "Ghost Love Score", "Creek Mary's Blood", "Over the Hills and Far Away", "Wish I Had an Angel"
Heavy Metal auf dem Lande 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "Nemo"
Concert extraordinar de Craciun: Tarja Turunen 2005 TV Movie performer: "Kun joulu on", "Agnus Dei", "Quia respexit", "Pie Jesu", "When a Child Is Born", "Jo joutuu ilta", "Adestes fideles", "Mokit nukkuu lumiset", "Ave Maria", "Happy New Year/Felicidad", "The Eyes os a Child", "Varpunen Jouluaamuna", "Jouluyö, juhlayö", "En etsi valtaa loistoa", "Walking in the Air", "White Christmas/The Christmas Song"
Pop Klubi 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
17 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nightwish: From Wishes to Eternity - Live 2001 Video performer: "The Kinslayer", "She Is My Sin", "Deep Silent Complete", "The Pharaoh Sails to Orion", "Come Cover Me", "Wanderlust", "Swanheart", "Elvenpath", "FantasMic Part 3", "Dead Boy's Poem", "Sacrament of Wilderness", "Walking in the Air", "Beauty & the Beast", "Wishmaster"
Evangelicum 2000 TV Movie performer: "Lost and Found", "Lost The Journey Begins", "Came from the Prison", "Be Seeing You", "Desert Sun", "Victory", "Found" - uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yhtä Kyytiä 2011 Woman in the station
Blanc comme neige 2010/I La femme de Matti (as Susanna Turunen)
Studio Impossible 2006 TV Series Kiusattu idoli
Pääroolissa 2006 TV Series Anni
Evangelicum 2000 TV Movie The Guardian Angel

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarja: Act 1 2012 Video musician: piano
Tarja: Warm Up Concerts 2008 Video musician: piano
Tarja: Henkäys ikuisuudesta - Joulukonsertti 2006 TV Movie musician: piano

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarja: Luna Park Ride 2015 Video producer
Beauty & the Beat: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana 2014 Video producer
'What Lies Beneath' Making Of 2010 Video documentary producer - as Tarja

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'What Lies Beneath' Making Of 2010 Video documentary camera operator

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty & the Beat: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana 2014 Video sound mixer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ajoneuvos 2007 TV Series Herself
Tarja: Henkäys ikuisuudesta - Joulukonsertti 2006 TV Movie Herself
Joonas 2006 TV Series Herself
Nightwish: End of an Era 2006 Video Herself - Singer
Teräsvilla - Hevimatka navetan nurkasta Tavastian lavalle 2006 TV Short Herself
Concert extraordinar de Craciun: Tarja Turunen 2005 TV Movie Herself
Pop Klubi 2005 TV Series Herself
TV-uutiset ja sää 2005 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
17 2005 TV Series Herself
Arto Nyberg 2004 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 2004 TV Series Herself
Nightwish: End of Innocence 2003 Video documentary Herself, vocals
Kokkisota 2001 TV Series Herself
Nightwish: From Wishes to Eternity - Live 2001 Video Herself, vocals
Eurovision laulukilpailu 2000 - Suomen karsinta 2000 TV Movie Herself (as Nightwish)
Lista Top 40 1999 TV Series Herself - Performer / Interviewee
Worldvision Song Contest 2017 TV Series documentary Herself
Huomenta Suomi 2016 TV Series Herself
M'era Luna Festival 2016 TV Series Herself
Wacken 2016 2016 TV Series Herself
Hellfest 2016 2016 TV Series Herself
Fraktura 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
Transilvania culturala 2015 TV Series Herself
MTL 2009-2015 TV Series Herself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili 2015 TV Series Herself
Todo Seu 2015 TV Series Herself
Tarja: Luna Park Ride 2015 Video Herself (as Tarja)
Hansin matkassa 2014 TV Series Herself
Teleshow 2014 TV Series Herself
Prende y apaga 2014 TV Series Herself
Beauty & the Beat: Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana 2014 Video Herself
3 Fotos 2014 TV Series Herself
Ekumeeninen joulu: Turun tuomiokirkko 2013 TV Movie Herself
Kuninkaalliset häät 2013 TV Series Herself
Heikki & Mikko Show 2012 TV Series Herself
Tarja: Act 1 2012 Video Herself
Leitura Dinâmica 2012 TV Series Herself
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Aamu-TV 2011 TV Series Herself
Korkojen kera 2011 TV Series Herself
Telefé noticias 2011 TV Series Herself
Tarja Turunen & Harus: In Concert - Live at Sibelius Hall 2011 Video Herself
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Herself - Performer
Idols 2007-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Jury
Bastidores 2011 TV Series Herself
Rock nad Volgoi 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
Doro: 25 Years in Rock 2010 Video Herself
Kawa czy herbata 2010 TV Series Herself
Dobré ráno 2010 TV Series Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2010 TV Series Herself
'What Lies Beneath' Making Of 2010 Video documentary Herself
Strada 2009 TV Series Herself
Baltic Sea Festival: Gala Concert 2009 TV Movie Herself
Buenas noches 2009 TV Series Herself
Tarja: Warm Up Concerts 2008 Video Herself
Krechetalo 2008 TV Series Herself
Itsenäisyyspäivän juhlakonsertti 2007 TV Movie Herself
Huuma 2007 TV Series Herself
Kymmenen uutiset 2005-2007 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leitura Dinâmica 2016 TV Series Herself
Boogie 2008 TV Series Herself
Heavy Metal auf dem Lande 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself

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