Welcome on the website
of mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen!

Mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singers, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo-soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. After finishing her singing diploma with highest distinction she has launched a blooming international  career as an operasinger and concertsoloist on stages such as Milano La Scala, Berlin State Opera, Dutch National Opera, etc.

Virpi Räisänen’s warm mezzo voice and strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. Besides mastering the traditional mezzo soprano repertoire, she has also established herself as a champion of contemporary music having world premiered dozens of new works, most of them written  and dedicated to her.

Next to her singing career Virpi has shown her organizational skills as Artistic Director of the Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival in Finland during the years 2012 – 2018. The season 2022-23 she functioned as the General Manager of the Kemi City Orchestra and The Sea Lapland String Quartet.

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