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Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen

Tarja Soile Susanna Cabuli, generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a full lyric soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. Turunen studied singing at Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She is well known as a professional classical lied singer but best known as the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, which she founded with Tuomas Holopainen and Emppu Vuorinen in 1996. Their combination of hard and fast guitar riffs with Turunen's dramatic, "operatic" lead vocals quickly achieved critical and commercial popularity. Their symphonic metal style, soon dubbed "opera ... more on Wikipedia

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