Martti Talvela

1,294 Plays


Missa solemnis, Op. 123: Gloria in excelsis Deo (feat. Elisabeth Söderström, Marga Höffgen, Martti Talvela, New Philharmonia Chorus & Waldemar Kmentt)
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63, Act 1: "Hojohe! Hallojo!" (Chorus, Daland, Steuermann) [feat. Gerhard Unger & Martti Talvela]


Martti Olavi Talvela (February 4, 1935 – July 22, 1989) was a Finnish operatic bass. Born in Hiitola, Finland (now in the Republic of Karelia), the eighth of ten children he studied in Lahti and Stockholm, and made his operatic debut in Helsinki in 1960 as Sparafucile. He trained as a boxer in his youth and developed the stamina necessary for the biggest roles. Originally Talvela was educated as a ...