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Soile Isokoski (soprano)

One of Finland’s most celebrated sopranos, Soile Isokoski graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She made her stage début at the Finnish National Opera, going on to capture the attention of audiences and critics worldwide.

Working with the great conductors of our time and a regular guest of the most renowned opera houses, Soile Isokoski has given numerous concerts, as well as recitals with her permanent accompanist Marita Viitasalo. Among her most cherished recordings are Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs conducted by Marek Janowski with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award 2002), and Sibelius’s Luonnotar and songs with orchestra under the baton of Leif Segerstam (MIDEM classical award; BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Disc of the Year 2007).

Her past opera highlights have included Otello in Paris (2005); Die Zauberflöte in Helsinki, London, Milan and Orange (2005); Capriccio in Dresden (2005–07); The Bartered Bride in London (2006); Eugene Onegin in Helsinki (2006); Ariadne auf Naxos in Monte Carlo (2006); Le nozze di Figaro in Dresden, Vienna (2006) and Gent (2008); Der Rosenkavalier in Dresden, Helsinki, Cologne and San Francisco (2007); and La Juive in New York and Vienna (2008).

Besides her recent role débuts as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin, Helsinki), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes, Dresden) and Christine (Intermezzo, Theater an der Wien, Vienna), Soile Isokoski’s other engagements include Cosí fan tutte in Bilbao, London (Royal Opera) and Vienna; Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in New York (Metropolitan Opera), Tanglewood and Vienna; Le nozze di Figaro in London; and Les dialogues des Carmélites in Munich and Lohengrin in Los Angeles, amongst many others.

In honour of her notable contribution to Finnish music Soile Isokoski was awarded the Pro-Finlandia Medal in 2002 and the Sibelius Medal in 2007. In Austria, the title of Kammersängerin was conferred on her in 2008.


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