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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Her speaking voice is fairly harsh with a noticeable Finnish accent. As a singer, she's a classically trained lyric soprano who has been described as "angelic" or "valkyrian" and, especially nowadays, her accent nearly disappears (it was much thicker earlier in her career, sparking many {{Mondegreen}}s of Nightwish songs).

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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Her speaking voice is fairly harsh with a noticeable Finnish accent. As a singer, she's a classically trained lyric soprano who has been described as "angelic" or "valkyrian" and, especially nowadays, her accent nearly disappears (it was much thicker earlier in her career, sparking many {{Mondegreen}}s mishearings of Nightwish songs).


* WeUsedToBeFriends: This is pretty much Tarja and the rest of Music/{{Nightwish}}. They all seemed tight-nit with the amount of success the band got with the albums of ''Wishmanster'', ''Century Child'' and ''Once'', but then after her final performance (ironically from a final performance called ''End of an Era''), the band released an open letter announcing her termination from the band. There's been multiple stories of what lead to the band splitting from Tarja (The band, Tuomas and Marco especially, accusing her of being about the money and her new husband influencing her while Tarja and her husband state that wasn't the case and both argued that the band treated her poorly, in particular Tuomas) but the fact remains is that Tarja was no longer a part of Nightwish as a result. These days the two parties however speak glowingly about each others's skills and even Tarja hasn't shown any regret of her years in Nightwish. It seemed the hatchet was buried as of late, considering Tarja has performed with Marco, is known to be friends with Floor and even praised Anette's performances.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: This is pretty much Tarja and the rest of Music/{{Nightwish}}. They all seemed tight-nit with the amount of success the band got with the albums of ''Wishmanster'', ''Wishmaster'', ''Century Child'' and ''Once'', but then after her final performance (ironically from a final performance called ''End of an Era''), the band released an open letter announcing her termination from the band. There's been multiple stories of what lead to the band splitting from Tarja (The band, Tuomas and Marco especially, accusing her of being about the money and her new husband influencing her while Tarja and her husband state that wasn't the case and both argued that the band treated her poorly, in particular Tuomas) but the fact remains is that Tarja was no longer a part of Nightwish as a result. These days the two parties however speak glowingly about each others's skills and even Tarja hasn't shown any regret of her years in Nightwish. It seemed the hatchet was buried as of late, considering Tarja has performed with Marco, is known to be friends with Floor and even praised Anette's performances.


* WomanInWhite: The cover art for ''From Spirits and Ghosts'' has Tarja's skin painted stark white, save for bright red lips; the music videos for the album (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spJlqZIHK24 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"]]) have even her hair and clothes white.


Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves.

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Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of over three octaves.


* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, {{Prog|ressiveRock}}, Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature, while ''In the Raw'' is straight-up HeavyMetal.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, {{Prog|ressiveRock}}, Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature, while ''In the Raw'' is straight-up HeavyMetal.TraditionalHeavyMetal.


* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, {{Prog|ressiveRock}}, Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, {{Prog|ressiveRock}}, Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature.nature, while ''In the Raw'' is straight-up HeavyMetal.


* 2006 - ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'' ([[NoExportForYou Only available in Finland]])

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* 2006 - ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'' ([[NoExportForYou Only (a Christmas album, [[NoExportForYou only available in Finland]])




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* 2019 - ''In the Raw''


* GenreBusting: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, [[ProgressiveRock Prog]], Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature.


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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally SymphonicMetal, Tarja's solo material shows aplenty of influences from ClassicalMusic, AlternativeMetal, ArenaRock, {{Prog|ressiveRock}}, Pop, PsychedelicRock, Industrial and even Ambient. ''Colours in the Dark'' is especially [[GenreRoulette prominent]] in its experimental nature.


** "[[ComicBook/TheSnowman Walking in the Air]]" in ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta''.

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** "[[ComicBook/TheSnowman Walking in the Air]]" in ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta''.Ikuisuudesta'' (technically a cover of a cover, as Nightwish had performed it for ''Oceanborn'').



** Tarja performs a lot of covers live, ranging from classical pieces to 80's rock medleys and even some Music/{{Nightwish}} songs as a CallBack to her former band.

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** Tarja performs a lot of covers live, ranging from classical pieces to 80's rock medleys and even some Music/{{Nightwish}} songs as a CallBack to her former band. This includes Nightwish's cover of "Over the Hills and Far Away".


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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Her speaking voice is fairly harsh with a noticeable Finnish accent. As a singer, she's a classically trained lyric soprano who has been described as "angelic" or "valkyrian" and, especially nowadays, her accent nearly disappears (it was much thicker earlier in her career, sparking many {{Mondegreen}}s of Nightwish songs).


* CoverVersion: "[[ComicBook/TheSnowman Walking in the Air]]" in ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'', "[[Music/AliceCooper Poison]]", in ''My Winter Storm'' and "[[Music/{{Whitesnake}} Still Of The Night]]", as a bonus of ''What Lies Beneath''. She also sung "[[Music/SodaStereo Signos]]" and "[[Music/SeruGiran Desarma y Sangra]]" in live concerts.

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* CoverVersion: BrokenRecord: "Too Many" from '' The Shadow Self'' repeats the last chorus ''fourteen times''.
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"[[ComicBook/TheSnowman Walking in the Air]]" in ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'', Ikuisuudesta''.
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"[[Music/AliceCooper Poison]]", in ''My Winter Storm'' and Storm''.
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"[[Music/{{Whitesnake}} Still Of The Night]]", as a bonus of ''What Lies Beneath''. Beneath''.
** "[[Music/PeterGabriel Darkness]]" in ''Colours of the Dark''.
** "[[Music/PaulMcCartney House of Wax]]" and "[[Music/ShirleyBassey Goldfinger]]" in ''The Brightest Void''.
** "[[Music/{{Muse}} Supremacy]]" in ''The Shadow Self''.
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She also sung "[[Music/SodaStereo Signos]]" and "[[Music/SeruGiran Desarma y Sangra]]" in live concerts.



* LighterAndSofter: "Underneath", "I Feel Immortal", and "Calling Grace" from her solo albums. ''Live At Sibelius Hall'' has her singing classical music.

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* LighterAndSofter: "Underneath", "I Feel Immortal", "Mystique Voyage", "Until Silence", "The Living End" and "Calling Grace" from her solo albums. ''Live At Sibelius Hall'' has her singing classical music.


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** ''The Brightest Void'' ends with "Too Many" (7:48, 12:43 if one includes the HiddenTrack "Hit Song").


* LongestSongGoesLast:
** ''What Lies Beneath'' ends with "Crimson Deep" (7:35).
** ''Colours In The Dark'' ends with "Medusa" (8:12).



* WeUsedTobeFriends: This is pretty much Tarja and the rest of Music/{{Nightwish}}. They all seemed tight-nit with the amount of success the band got with the albums of ''Wishmanster'', ''Century Child'' and ''Once'', but then after her final performance (ironically from a final performance called ''End of an Era''), the band released an open letter announcing her termination from the band. There's been multiple stories of what lead to the band splitting from Tarja (The band, Tuomas and Marco especially, accusing her of being about the money and her new husband influencing her while Tarja and her husband state that wasn't the case and both argued that the band treated her poorly, in particular Tuomas) but the fact remains is that Tarja was no longer a part of Nightwish as a result. These days the two parties however speak glowingly about each others's skills and even Tarja hasn't shown any regret of her years in Nightwish. It seemed the hatchet was buried as of late, considering Tarja has performed with Marco, is known to be friends with Floor and even praised Anette's performances.

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* WeUsedTobeFriends: WeUsedToBeFriends: This is pretty much Tarja and the rest of Music/{{Nightwish}}. They all seemed tight-nit with the amount of success the band got with the albums of ''Wishmanster'', ''Century Child'' and ''Once'', but then after her final performance (ironically from a final performance called ''End of an Era''), the band released an open letter announcing her termination from the band. There's been multiple stories of what lead to the band splitting from Tarja (The band, Tuomas and Marco especially, accusing her of being about the money and her new husband influencing her while Tarja and her husband state that wasn't the case and both argued that the band treated her poorly, in particular Tuomas) but the fact remains is that Tarja was no longer a part of Nightwish as a result. These days the two parties however speak glowingly about each others's skills and even Tarja hasn't shown any regret of her years in Nightwish. It seemed the hatchet was buried as of late, considering Tarja has performed with Marco, is known to be friends with Floor and even praised Anette's performances.

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* WeUsedTobeFriends: This is pretty much Tarja and the rest of Music/{{Nightwish}}. They all seemed tight-nit with the amount of success the band got with the albums of ''Wishmanster'', ''Century Child'' and ''Once'', but then after her final performance (ironically from a final performance called ''End of an Era''), the band released an open letter announcing her termination from the band. There's been multiple stories of what lead to the band splitting from Tarja (The band, Tuomas and Marco especially, accusing her of being about the money and her new husband influencing her while Tarja and her husband state that wasn't the case and both argued that the band treated her poorly, in particular Tuomas) but the fact remains is that Tarja was no longer a part of Nightwish as a result. These days the two parties however speak glowingly about each others's skills and even Tarja hasn't shown any regret of her years in Nightwish. It seemed the hatchet was buried as of late, considering Tarja has performed with Marco, is known to be friends with Floor and even praised Anette's performances.


Tarja has the unusual distinction of being a female soprano singer for a metal band. Her voice alone led to Nightwish being labeled as "opera metal". "Female-fronted metal" has become a subgenre in part due to the success of Nightwish.

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Tarja has the unusual distinction of being a female soprano singer for a metal band. Her voice alone led to Nightwish being labeled as "opera metal". "Female-fronted metal" has become a subgenre in part due to the success of Nightwish.
Nightwish. In particular she's known to have inspired future Music/{{Epica}} vocalist Simone Simons to study classical singing after hearing Tarja sing on ''Oceanborn''.


* DeathlyPallor: The cover art for ''From Spirits and Ghosts'' has Tarja's skin painted stark white, save for bright red lips; the music videos for the album (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spJlqZIHK24 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"]]) have even her hair and clothes white.



* TakeThat: Tarja responded to her former band's personal attacks in ''Dark Passion Play'' with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBsSIFjPfA "Enough"]], which accuses Tuomas Holopainen of being a prima donna who choked her with darkness and couldn't comprehend that her love for her husband Marcelo Cabuli is genuine.

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* TakeThat: Tarja responded to her former band's personal attacks in ''Dark Passion Play'' with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBsSIFjPfA "Enough"]], which accuses Tuomas Holopainen of being a prima donna who choked her with darkness and couldn't comprehend that her love for her husband Marcelo Cabuli is genuine. They've reconciled somewhat since then: Tarja has spoken approvingly of her replacement Anette Olzon's performances and is friends with Anette's replacement Floor Jansen (which dates to Floor's time with Music/AfterForever), and has had guest appearances in her solo career by Floor and, in 2017, by Marco Hietala.


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* WomanInWhite: The cover art for ''From Spirits and Ghosts'' has Tarja's skin painted stark white, save for bright red lips; the music videos for the album (e.g. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spJlqZIHK24 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"]]) have even her hair and clothes white.


* BilingualBonus:
** "Montañas De Silencio" is sung in Spanish.
** Most of ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'' is sung in Finnish. She sings a gorgeous version of "Ave Maria" on this album in German.
** "Mystique Voyage" is in *four* different languages.



* GratuitousForeignLanguage:
** "Montañas De Silencio" is sung in Spanish.
** Most of ''Henkäys Ikuisuudesta'' is sung in Finnish. She sings a gorgeous version of "Ave Maria" on this album in German.
** "Mystique Voyage" is in *four* different languages.
** On ''From Spirits and Ghosts'', Tarja sings "O Tannenbaum" in the original German, and one verse of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" in Latin.



* TakeThat: Tarja responded to her former band's personal attacks in ''Dark Passion Play'' with "Enough".

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* TakeThat: Tarja responded to her former band's personal attacks in ''Dark Passion Play'' with "Enough".[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBsSIFjPfA "Enough"]], which accuses Tuomas Holopainen of being a prima donna who choked her with darkness and couldn't comprehend that her love for her husband Marcelo Cabuli is genuine.

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