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 "Since 2009, she has wisely focused on singing, and now all of a sudden

 she has a world-class voice capacity. Räisänen interprets the solo songs

 with amazing confidence and boldness."




"Räisänen's strength lies in the dynamic flexibility of her voice and in her ability to express the nuances of music and drama."



"Astonishingly naturally Räisänen played and sang simultaneously, as if having an expressive dialogue between bright and dark sides of her personality. She has similar kind of lyrical and radiantly beautiful tone both in her singing voice and in her violin."

-Helsingin Sanomat-



"...creative tone world accented by mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen's magnetic charisma and expression."

-Norrbottens Kuriren-


"...the moonlike scenery, which is lightend up by mezzo soprano Virpi Räisänen's radiant, heart touching singing."



"Playfull and surprising Virpi Räisänen shows that one can combine voice and body in many unexpected ways. Sequenza III from Luciano Berio is exploring all the possibilities of a female voice and Virpi was facinating and impressively agile both in her voice and body."




Concerts 2015


February  10      Finnish National Opera & Musica Nova presents The Raven by

                          Toshio Hosokawa. Monodrama for mezzosoprano and 

                          ensemble. In Alminsali, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki


February  13      Hosokawa The Raven


March        7       Staged concert "In de scaduwe van de meester" life of Anna

                          Magdalena Bach, with Domestica Rotterdam,

                          conductor Wim Steinman, regie Elsina Jansen 



March       19      Antique afternoon concert with Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor

                          Olari Elts. Tapiolasali, Espoo, Finland. Haydn Scena di Berenice


March       20      Haydn Ariadne auf Naxos and Scena di Berenice with Tapiol

                          Sinfonietta, conductor Olari Elts


April         2        Hetta Music Days European's most nordic music

                          festival, Enontekiö Church, Finland. Bach program


April         4        Hetta Music Days - Recital with pianist Johannes Piirto


April         5        Hetta Music Days


April         29      Beethoven 9th Symphony with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra,

                          conductor Masaaki Suzuki. Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway


April         30      Beethoven 9th Symphony with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

                          conductor Masaaki Suzuki. Grieghalle, Bergen, Norway


Juni          1        Alban Berg Lulu in the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam

                          Role 'Eine Kunstgewerblerin' with Royal Concertgebouw

                          Orchestra, conductor Fabio Luisi


Juni          6        Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          8        Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          14      Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          20      Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          23      Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          25      Alban Berg Lulu


Juni          28      Alban Berg Lulu


July          16     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland

                         Respighi Il tramonto. Vuokatti


July          17     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland.

                         Respighi Il tramonto. Vuokatti


July          19     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Boulanger.


July          21     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Brahms in Kuhmo Church


July          22     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Bach in Kuhmo Church


July          23     Kuhmo Chamber Music Fesitival, Kuhmo Church

                         Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen


July          24     Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Kuhmo Church

                         Koskinen Chant of Lusia 


July          30     Mahler Das lied von der Erde with Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor

                         Dima Slobodeniouk in Crusell Week Uusikaupunki, Finland


August      7      Lusia Rusintytär - chamber opera by Juha T. Koskinen in Ahmas

                         Kalevala Village. Oulunsalo Soi Festival. World premiere.


August      9      Lusia Rusintytär in Ahmas Kalevala Village


August    23      Lusia Rusintytär in Sellosali, Espoo/Helsinki Festival. With

                         Mënpää's Trasparente and world premiere of Tapio Tuomela's 

                         Four Folk Songs for mezzosoprano and string quartet


August    28       Lusia Rusintytär  in Oulu Theater


August    29       Lusia Rusintytär  in Oulu Theater


August    30      Theresienstadt composers and Bach in Oulunsalo Church with

                         Janne Rättyä, accordeon and Merja Larivaara, reciter


Sept        2       World premiere of Kalevi Aho's 16th Symphony with 

                         mezzosoprano solo. Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu 

                         Lintu conducting in Helsinki Music Centre


Sept        3       Kalevi Aho's 16th Symphony


October   8       Anders Hillborg ...lontano in sonno... &  Alma Mahler's Fünf

                        Lieder (new orchestration Joakim Unander). Johannes

                        Gustavsson conducting Oulu Sinfonia in Madetoja Hall, Oulu


October   9      Hillborg ...lontano in sonno... and Alma Mahler Fünf Lieder 

                       Johannes Gustavsson conducting in Luleå Kulturens Hus, 



November 7     Poulenc Dialogues des carmelites in Dutch National Opera,

                        Amsterdam, role Mére Jeanne. Director Robert Carsen,

                        conductor Stéphane Denève


November  8     Recital in Moscow Conservatoire with Tempera String Quartet


November  9     Recital in the Finnish Embassy of Moscow with Tempera String



November 11     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 13     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 17     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 22     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 24     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 26     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


November 29     Dialogues des carmelites in the Dutch National Opera


December 10     Phaedra! - Rameau & Britten with Kuopio Symphony 

                          Symphony Orchestra, Finland











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