Ville Rusanen: In his first season outside Helsinki, the baritone earned excellent reviews for his appearances as Guglielmo in David McVicar’s production ofCosi fan tutte for Scottish Opera. In 2010 he made his debut with De Nederlandse Opera in a new opera by Alexander Raskatov - A Dog’s Heart - based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov.
In concert, Ville Rusanen has performed Fauré's Requiem, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, the St John Passion, the St Matthew Passion and Carmina Burana. He made his London debut at the 2007 BBC Proms in a performance of Sibelius’ The Tempest with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä. Most recently he sang Sibelius'Kullervo at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago under Hannu Lintu.