Koit Soasepp is an Estonian bass with an unorthodox background as an opera singer. After some 15 years in agribusiness he decided to change careers and started vocal studies with prof. Jaakko Ryhänen in 2009. Within a year he debuted both in Estonian and Finnish national operas. He is currently one of the busiest members of the Finnish National Opera ensemble, where his roles include Sarastro in The Magic Flute, The Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Ramfis in Aida, Pimen in Boris Godunov, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, etc.


Koit Soasepp’s Sparafucile is hair-raisingly frightening, his black bass thunderous.
Seen and Heard International 2017, Rigoletto / Sparafucile, Finnish National Opera

Koit Soasepp adds another significant portrait to his impressive list of memorable characters with his lecherous priest. 
Seen and Heard International 2017,  Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk  / Pope, Finnish National Opera

Full rounded tone, thundering fortissimos and excellent diction made his La vendetta a true highlight of the evening.
Seen and Heard International, The Marriage of Figaro / Bartolo, Finnish National Opera

Koit Soasepp rotund bass has been a pleasure to hear in a succession of roles the last few years at the National Opera and here he excelled in a very restrained and inward coat aria in the last act.
Seen and Heard International, La Boheme / Colline, Finnish National Opera

Resembling Mussolini in clerical dress, Koit Soasepp brought a black, glowering voice to the Grand Inquisitor.
Opera, Don Carlos / The Grand Inquisitor, Finnish National Opera

Koit Soasepp presented a very voluminous dark shaded bass voice and sung imposingly and suitably solemnly in general.
The Wagnerian (Finland), Boris Godunov / Pimen, Finnish National Opera

On the background, Koit Soasepp performs the role of Titurel with dignity and a resounding bass.
The Wagnerian (Finland), Parsifal / Titurel, Estonian National Opera / Nargen Festival