Veijo Varpio, Opera singer and director, Died at 87

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Veijo Varpio was born in Kotka, Finland in 1928, and passed away on October 7, 2015.

Veijo graduation from Lyceum and studied law at the University of Helsinki.

Varpio studied singing with Arvo Vainio, Poul Hansen, Ettore Campogalliani and Francesco Carino.

He sang in the choir of the opera in Helsinki 1949 to 1952, and was a soloist at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki year 1956 to 1959.

Veijo song in 60 different opera theaters for 19 years, he returned to Finland in 1978, and became the director of the Savonlinna Opera festival until 1980 and then Director of Helsinki Festival year 1980 to 1994.