Iris Candelaria

Iris Candelaria is a Finnish soprano born in 1995. She graduated from the Sibelius Academy in 2022, studying under Annika Ollinkari. She furthered her training with Irina Gavrilovici from 2021, and took masterclasses with Dale Fundling and Soile Isokoski. Her roles include the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Finnish National Opera in 2022–2023, Sacerdotessa in Verdi’s Aida, and Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Savonlinna Opera Festival. She has also performed in various roles at the Sibelius Academy and as a soloist with the Eloa Culture Company. She won first prize and the audience award at the Lappeenranta singing competition in 2023, and first prize at the Timo Mustakallio singing competition in 2019. Candelaria currently participates in the Finnish National Opera Young Singers’ Programme.

born in 1995



Pianist: Kristian Attila


Preliminary round

G. F. Handel

Joseph and His Brethren: Our fruits, whilst yet in blossom, die

C. Debussy


R. Strauss


V. Bellini

I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta… Oh quante volte


F. Poulenc

Fêtes galantes


K. Saariaho

Parfum de l’instant

F. Obradors

Al amor

Corazón, porqué pasáis…

El majo celoso

Con amores, la mi madre…

Del cabello más sutil

Chiquitita la Novia

G. Puccini

La Rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta


W. A Mozart

Mitridate re di Ponte: Grazie – Nel grave tormento (Aspasia)

A. Thomas

Hamlet: A vos yeux mes amis… Pâle et blonde (Ophelie)

Competition performances

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