Tarja Turunen Biography
Tarja Turunen born Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves.She was born on 17 August 1977 in Kitee, Finland to Teuvo Turunen a carpenter and Ritva Sisko Marjatta worked in the town administration.
She studied singing at Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She is a professional classical lied singer, and the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, which she founded with Tuomas Holopainen and Emppu Vuorinen in 1996.
Their combination of hard and fast guitar riffs with Turunen’s dramatic, “operatic” lead vocals quickly achieved critical and commercial popularity. Their symphonic metal style, soon dubbed “opera metal”, inspired many other metal bands and performers.
She was dismissed from the band on 21 October 2005 for personal reasons. She started her solo career in 2006 with the release of a Christmas album called Henkäys julkisuudesta. In 2007, she released My Winter Storm, an album featuring various styles including symphonic metal, and started the Storm World Tour. She released her third album, What Lies Beneath, in 2010.
She performed several concerts in Europe, playing in metal festivals including the Graspop Metal Meeting and the Wacken Open Air, before starting the What Lies Beneath World Tour, which lasted until April 2012. Her first live DVD Act I was filmed during this tour on 30 and 31 March 2012 in Rosario, Argentina.
Act I was released in August 2012. She started the Colours in the Dark World Tour in October 2013 to promote her new album Colours in the Dark. Her second live DVD was filmed during the events of Beauty and the Beat and was released in May. In September 2015, she released her first classical studio album, Ave Maria – En Plein Air. Her latest album was released in August 2016 The Shadow Self with a prequel EP The Brightest Void released on June 3.
Tarja Turunen Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be $185 million dollars.
Tarja Turunen Husband
She is married to Marcelo Cabuli, they have been married for 15 years since 8th May 2003.
Tarja Turunen Tour
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- Saturday 25 August 2018
Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Thursday 30 August 2018
Teatro Fucapi, Manaus, Brazil
- Saturday 01 September 2018
Tom Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
- Sunday 02 September 2018
Toinha Brasil Show, Brasilia, Brazil
- Tuesday 04 September 2018
Centro de Convenciones Festiva, Lima, Peru
- Thursday 06 September 2018
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY, US
- Sunday 09 September 2018
Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY, US
- Friday 14 September 2018
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US
- Monday 01 October 2018
Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
- Tuesday 02 October 2018
Max Veranstaltungszentrum, Kiel, Germany
Tarja Turunen Songs
- Falling Awake
- Die Alive
- Until My Last Breath
- Into the Sun
- Never Enough
- I Feel Immortal
- Victim of Ritual
- 500 Letters
- Demons in You
- Boy and the Ghost
- Our Great Divide
- The Reign
- In for a Kill
- Little Lies
- Lost Northern Star
- An Empty Dream
- Ciarán’s Well
- Damned and Divine
- Tired of Being Alone
- Damned Vampire & Gothic Divine
- Calling Grace
- Dark Star
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- Seeking for the Reign
Tarja Turunen Albums
- Beauty and the Beat
- The Shadow Self
- My Winter Storm
- Colours in the Dark
- What Lies Beneath
- Angels Fall First
- Century Child
- Act I: Live in Rosario
- Henkäys Ikuisuudesta
- Luna Park Ride
- Ave Maria – En Plein Air
- From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)
- In Concert – Live at Sibelius Hall
- Act II
- The Brightest Void
- Left in the Dark
- The Seer
- Over the Hills and Far Away
- Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish
- Best wishes
- Nightwish 1997-2001
Tarja Turunen The Shadow Self
The Shadow Self is the sixth studio album released by Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen. The record was released on 5 August 2016. The record produced two singles.
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl.
2. Things Girls Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 20 Things Women Should Never, Do.
4. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Do.
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl.
6. 25 Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
7. Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do.
8. 10 Things that are Killing Your Kidneys.
Release date: 5 August 2016
Genre: Symphonic metal
Tarja Turunen My Winter Storm
My Winter Storm is the second solo album by Finnish singer Tarja Turunen, and the first to consist mainly of new and original songs specifically written by or for Turunen.
Release date: 19 November 2007
Genres: Symphonic metal, Classical music, Hard rock, Gothic rock, Crossover music
Tarja Turunen Colours In The Dark
Colours in the Dark is the fourth studio album released by Finnish vocalist Tarja Turunen. The record was released on 30 August 2013, in Austria, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland;
Release date: 28 August 2013
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Tarja Turunen On Her Relationship With Ex-Bandmates In Nightwish: ‘They Have Their Own Life, I Have My Own Life. Everything Is Fine’
Updated: July 29, 2018
Chris Peters of Australia’s Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On her new live album, “Act II”:
Tarja: “I’m very happy. Actually, the work for the live album, even though it’s a live album and you might think that artists in general end up working not so much for their live albums, I’m working a lot. It me took many, many months to finish the product, but I’m super-happy with it because it’s kind of an important album for me to be able to show where I’m at the moment as an artist. I’m very happy with the final results. You know, it’s always a pain in the butt to check yourself on screen and work on the video edits and all that because I’m very critical when it comes to my own performance. I have to bear myself for a long time. [Laughs] It was a fun process anyway.”
On the differences in releasing a live album versus a conventional studio album:
Tarja: “Actually, the whole thing of being a solo artist has been such a learning process for me. Since I departed from my previous band, NIGHTWISH, it was the whole beginning of my career, there was stuff in the air. I had to learn so much. After all these years, being alone, creating your art and finding your way, finding the path I wanted to take, writing the songs, being more comfortable and confident in what I do, it’s been actually an incredible joyride. Actually, the whole freedom that is around me nowadays, I wouldn’t change that at all. It’s a really, really beautiful thing.”
On whether she planned in advance to release a second live album titled “Act II”:
Tarja: “Well, when I was working on ‘Act I’, certainly, or naturally, I thought that hopefully after a couple of more studio albums, I could come up with ‘Act II’. Now that I have released ‘Act II’, hopefully there will be a chance for ‘Act III’ one day, obviously. The first, ‘Act I’, is representing the first two studio albums of mine and ‘Act II’ is representing the last three studio records, so, in that sense, well, hopefully, one day there is a chance for me to come up with another live album. I enjoy doing these kind of things. I have a great band with me. I have great people working with me. We have good times, we have fun on the road. I’m still enjoying a lot of the touring aspects. I think that I will become very miserable if I wouldn’t be able to tour. I love my audience and the performances, so it’s important.”
On the idea and concept behind the live performances captured on “Act II”:
Tarja: “The ‘Shadow Shows’, the tour that I made for almost two years, it’s really representing the latest record of mine, ‘The Shadow Self’ record. It is an album that is actually, I would say, it’s very natural, the whole learning and all that I’ve been doing as a solo artist. It really represents me. It represents my passion in music. Also, it’s kind of a self-discovery that I went through writing the music for the album. It’s kind of talking about the two sides in us, the darkness and the light that is in all of us, naturally. You see me performing, I’m very happy in performing, but there is a certain amount of darkness in me that without the darkness, I don’t think I could deliver music or I could create music. I find that darkness very beautiful. Don’t get me wrong — it’s not like I love writing the songs in the dark in the night or something like that. No! I could write songs on the beach, but the interior darkness, we have it all. We have it. For me, it’s the power that I have to create, so I’m celebrating of having embraced that darkness in me, how silly it sounds, but it’s really like that. This tour has been like that. The celebration of that life of mine. I feel so goddamn good at the moment. That’s what you can hopefully see in ‘Act II’ in the live DVD.”
On whether she’s happy to have become a solo artist after being fired from NIGHTWISH in 2005:
Tarja: “The past is the past. I got to share the stage with Marco [Hietala], the bass player/singer of NIGHTWISH last year. I met him since I haven’t seen him in 12 years or something, so we shared the stage in Finland, there was a tour called ‘Raskasta Joulua’, which is a heavy metal Christmas tour. I went there after one of the soloists and I sang some songs with him. It was actually a really good meeting. We felt really good embracing each other on the stage and people were crying; the audience was crying. It was a good thing for us. They have their own life, I have my own life, everything is fine. Time heals. Also, the thing is that you’re an adult. You need to think and live your life. You only live once. That’s how it is.”
“Act II” was released on July 27 on earMUSIC as 2CD digipak, 3LP gatefold (180g, black), DVD, Blu-ray, limited mediabook 2CD+2BD (including two full live shows filmed at Hellfest in France and Woodstock Festival in Poland as bonus) and digital.