Nightwish Singer Floor Jansen Returns To Opera
Nightwish singer Floor Jansen returned to her opera roots recently when she sang a Puccini piece on Dutch TV, broadcast earlier this week. View her performance below.
The vocalist, who joined Nightwish as a touring member following the departure of Anette Olzon last year, admits her appearance was arranged at short notice.
Jansen explains: “They invite pop singers to sing a classical piece, and even though I studied classical singing, I am not a opera singer full time.
“It was great to do again. However I had no time to prepare a new aria. I wore a dress you would normally not see me wear!”
Meanwhile, ex Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has confirmed she’s back at work recording vocal tracks for her third solo album, due out this summer.
She’d put the project on hold when she gave birth for the first time at the end of November, after having kept her pregnancy a secret from fans.
Last year Turunen told Music Legends: “I have just recently found my style and sound, so I would like to establish it with the album.
“The elements will remain the same as in my previous albums, also the versatile style of songs. I like to keep the big dynamic changes so that songs feel radically different from each other.”