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A young, Finnish soprano Pauliina Linnosaari
specializes in the most demanding roles of her Fach. The latest addition to her repertoire is a debut as RUSALKA at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Her recent highlights from season 22-23 include LEONORA in Verdi’s “La Forza del destino” in a beautiful production directed by Lorenzo Fioroni at Saarländisches Staatstheater, and SALOME at Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe in an acclaimed production directed by Sláva Daubnerová.
Pauliina is now a member of the opera ensemble of Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe. Before her engagement at Karlsruhe she was a member of the ensemble of Saarländisches Staatstheater (SST) 2017-2023.
In 2021 she received praising reviews for her Primadonna in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos and in 2020 for her Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore.
In 2019 Pauliina enjoyed singing operetta as Hanna Glawari in Lehar's Die lustige Witwe. Also in 2019 Linnosaari jumped in as Marschallin at Theater Bremen. In the spring of 2019 Pauliina Linnosaari debuted in the role of Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio at Theater Chemnitz.
Linnosaari opened the season 2018/19 at SST with the role of Marietta/Marie in Korngold's Die tote Stadt, then embodied the title role of Cherubini's Médée and closed her season with Marschallin in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.
Pauliina Linnosaari made her role- and housedebut as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello at Savonlinna Opera Festival in 2018.
Linnosaari started the season 2017/18 at SST with Mathilde in Rossini's Guillaume Tell and continued with Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème. Linnosaari vowed the audiences with her wild interpretation of Salome (SST), as well as Chrysothemis at Theater Basel.
Pauliina has been a frequent guest at her home theatre in Helsinki and debuted in November 2016 as Senta in a new production of Der fliegende Holländer under the direction of Kasper Holten and John Fiore as the conductor.
Pauliina Linnosaari has been awarded with the Encouragement Prize in the International Gerda Lissner singing competition Wagnerian division of 2016 in New York City.
Pauliina has worked with conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Yoel Gamzou, John Fiore, Sébastien Rouland, Nicholas Milton, Georg Fritzsch, Yura Yang and Hannu Lintu among others.
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