A young, Finnish soprano Pauliina Linnosaari

specializes in the most demanding roles of her Fach. Pauliina is a member of the opera ensemble of Saarländisches Staatstheater (SST) in Saarbrücken. 

Her recent roles, which both received praising reviews, include Primadonna in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (2021) and Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore (2020). 

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 Linnosaari is the winner of the Encouragement Award of the 2016 International Gerda Lissner singing competition’s Wagner Division in New York City. The same year 2016 Linnosaari debyted in the role of Senta in the Finnish National Opera.

Linnosaari began her career as a trainee of Matti Salminen Foundation at the Finnish National Opera 2008-10 and has been a frequent guest there since then. She has had the pleasure to work with conductors such as Mikko Franck, Hannu Lintu, Sébastien Rouland and Esa-Pekka Salonen.


Linnosaari graduated from Sibelius Academy as a Master of Music in 2007 and widened her skills at Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in 2010 and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2011-12 under the tuition of Carlos Montané. Linnosaari was a stipendiate of Matti Salminen Foundation 2009 and Finnish Wagner Society 2010. She is the winner of Kangasniemi Singing Competition 2008 and 3. Prize winner of the International Klaudia Taev Singing Competition 2009.