A young, Finnish soprano Pauliina Linnosaari
specializes in the most demanding roles of her Fach. Pauliina is a member of the soloist ensemble of Saarländisches Staatstheater (SST) in Saarbrücken.
Her recent roles, which all received praising reviews, include Marietta/Marie in Korngold's Die tote Stadt (SST), Desdemona at Savonlinna Opera Festival 2018 and the latest addition, the title role of Cherubini's Médée (SST).
Still to come this season 2018/19: the debut of Leonore in Fidelio at Theater Chemnitz, and the role of Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier at SST.
Last season she vowed the audiences with her wild interpretation of Salome (SST), as well as Chrysothemis at Theater Basel. She started the season 2017/18 at SST with Mathilde in Rossini's Guillaume Tell and continued with Mimì.
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, John Fiore, Sébastien Rouland and Hannu Lintu among others.