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 2017-20. 

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 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.