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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."

-Aamulehti-

 

 

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

-Kaleva-

 

"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."

-Koillissanomat-

 

"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."

-Östran-

 

   
CONCERTS 2015

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, 

                       Sweden

 

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

                         Quartet

 

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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