Urmas Põldma

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Urmas Põldma finished Tõrva Music School (alto saxophone class) in 1989. He graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical University as a conductor of wind orchestra in 1994 and from the Estonian Music Academy in 2005 (the singing class of Prof. Virgilijus Noreika and Prof. Jaakko Ryhänen). Urmas Põldma is the soloist of the Estonian National Opera since 2002. His repertoire includes the following roles: Verdi’s Duke (“Rigoletto”), Alfredo (“La traviata”), Rodrigo (“Otello”) and Ismaele (“Nabucco”), as well as Puccini’s Cavaradossi (“Tosca”), Rodolfo (“La bohѐme”) and Edmondo (“Manon Lescaut”), Nemorino (“L’elisir d’amore” by Donizetti), Ferrando (Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”), Truffaldino (Prokofiev’s “The Love for Three Oranges”), Beppe (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Walther (Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”), Eisenstein (“Die Fledermaus” by Strauss), Caramello (“Eine Nacht in Venedig” by Strauss), Camille de Rossillon (“Die lustige Witwe” by Lehár), Kálmán’s Boni (“Die Csárdásfürstin”), Zsupán (Gräfin “Mariza”), Toni Schlumberger (“Die Zirkusprinzessin”) and Napoléon Saint Cloche (“Die Bajadere”), Aristide and Mustapha Bey (Ábrahám’s “Ball im Savoy”), Toni Schlumberger (Kálmán’s “Die Zirkusprinzessin”), Sancho Panza, Padre and Barber (Leigh’s “Man of La Mancha”) and the First Officer (Tüür’s “Wallenberg”), etc. Urmas Põldma is also an appreciated concert performer and he has been the guest soloist of Vanemuine Theatre.

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