biography

Estonian-born mezzosoprano Annaliisa Pillak began her vocal studies at the  Georg Ots Music School in Tallinn. She continued studying with Annika Ollinkari at the Sibelius-Academy`s vocal department from where she received her Master degree in 2007.

Her operatic roles include among others Rinaldo (Rinaldo), Ms Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief), Cenerentola (La Cenerentola), Nicklausse (Les Contes d´Hoffmann), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Ermengarde and Mutter Bayard (Das lange Weinachtsmahl), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte),  Olga (Eugen Onegin), Drajade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and also contemporary operas Zweite Diplomate (Wallemberg by E.S.Tüür), Brita (Sulka by T.Länsiö), Kristi (Reigi õpetaja by E.Tubin), Lapi (Lopi ja Lapi by T.Kaumann)

Her orchestral repertoire is wide, consisting of such works as  “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” by G.Mahler and  “Les nuits d`été” by H.Berlioz as well as G.Mahler`s 8th Symphony, G.Verdi’s Requiem and Requiem from Mozart.

In concert, Ms Pillak has performed in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Italia, Finland, Russia, Brazil and Estonia. She has also given lot of  Lied recitals in Estonia and Finland.

Annaliisa has been awarded R.Wagner Bayreuth Scholarship for 2010

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  • Upcoming shows

    • 27/08/20 Suveooper in Tallinn at Katariina kirik
    • 28/08/20 Suveooper in Tallinn at Katariina kirik
    • 19/09/20 Annaliisa Pillak ja Jaanika Rand-Sirp in Pärnu at Pärnu Eliisabeti kirik
    • 23/09/20 Annaliisa Pillak ja Jaanika Rand-Sirp in Tartu at Tartu Jaani kirik
    • 30/10/20 Jevgeni Onegin, Opera by P.Tshaikovsky in Tartu at ”Vanemuine” Theater
    • 14/11/20 Jevgeni Onegin, Opera by P.Tshaikovsky in Tartu at ”Vanemuine” Theater

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