The world-renowned Finnish opera singer, Karita Mattila, will express her gratitude to her hometown this summer by performing three grand concerts in Turku Castle Park. One of her reasons for being grateful is the honorary doctorate that will be awarded to her by the University of Turku at the end of May.
On 26-28 May, the University of Turku will award 19 honorary doctorate degrees. Perhaps the best known of the honorary doctorate recipients are former Speaker of Parliament Sauli Niinistö and opera singer Karita Mattila.
“This all certainly came as a total surprise! It is especially wonderful that this honour is being awarded by the University of Turku in my Finnish hometown. The whole event, from the grinding of the sword to the ball, will last four days and I intend to take full advantage of it,” Karita assures.