TARJA meets two opposing worlds, but she knows how to combine them skillfully and magically. The Fin is trained soprano, but she has experimented with musicians of the metal scene during her studies, which finally led to the founding of the band NIGHTWISH in 1996.

Until 2005 she was a member of the band, produced albums and went on tour with great success, among others

in South America.


From 2006 onwards, TARJA walked on her own path as a songwriter and singer, mainly with classical interpretation, but she also continued to deal with symphonic rock and metal.

Due to her training she also sings metal pieces in a classical style. The mixture of operatic vocals with metal guitars and humming drums and basses inspired the audience as well as the critics from the very beginning. TARJA’s music style got known as “opera metal” and also elated many other metal bands and singers.


In Germany TARJA is known by a millions because of the cooperation with DORO and the SCORPIONS and the associated appearance with the band in the ZDF broadcast show “Wetten, dass…?”


RockFels fans will also be enthusiastic at the Loreley open air by the “opera metal queen” TARJA and her supporting band in her unique and smashing show.