Sami Luttinen trained in Turku and Helsinki and joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in 1997/98. The bass has worked in Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Spain with conductors such as Roger Norrington, Jirí Kout and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. He has performed at a wide range of music festivals and is a regular guest at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Finnish National Opera. He made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 2000 and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in 2006. His repertoire includes Mozart roles such as the Commendatore (‘Don Giovanni’), Sarastro (‘Die Zauberflöte’) and Bartolo (‘Le nozze di Figaro’) Raimondo (Donizetti ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’), Banco (Verdi ‘Macbeth’), Philipp II and the Grand Inquisitor (Verdi ‘Don Carlo’), Ramfis (Verdi ‘Aida’), Daland (Wagner ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’) Fasolt and Fafner (Wagner ‘Das Rheingold’), Hunding (Wagner ‘Die Walküre’), Hagen (Wagner ‘Götterdämmerung’), Gurnemanz (Wagner ‘Parsifal’), Gremin (Tchaikovsky ‘Eugene Onegin’), John Claggart (Britten ‘Billy Budd’), General Polkan (Rimsky-Korsakov ‘The Golden Cockerel’), Count Waldner (Strauss ‘Arabella’), Faust (Prokofiev ‘The Fiery Angel’), Hebrew (Saint-Saëns ‘Samson et Dalila’) and Kadmos (Henze ‘Die Bassariden’).