Can they be ordered over the Internet? I want some myself, and I know people who would love Tarja Turunen for a birthday or Christmas gift. Where is this gifted woman from? Is she still there, or has she been swallowed by a big American music machine?
She's from Finland. In the mid 1990s she went into heavy metal after 2 years of church singing study on Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. After about 10 years she went back to academy, finished her studies, and started independent career.
Her older stuff is on YouTube, all you have to do is search for "Angels Fall First", "Oceanborn", "Wishmaster", "Century Child", "nightwish once", download and burn. If you are interested in the "new" Tarja, her website would be a good place to start: http://www.tarjaturunen.com/en/ .
She seems to be very good at separating her personal and public life. On celebrity gossip sites she's sometimes listed, but never mentioned. Quite a feat, huh?
Edited by mataj, 24 February 2014 - 09:07 AM.