“A New Mezzo Star born with her debut album” Aamulehti

“Cd of the Month – Virpi Räisänen’s debut cd is an artistic success” Rondo Classic

“Highly impressive calling card” Gramophone

Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano
Marita Viitasalo, piano

“Räisänen’s considerable story-telling talents come into play in these selections, sometimes with broadly elongated phrases, a laugh here and there and a huge range of vocal colour” Gramophone

“Her interpretations are thoroughly lively and technically superb” Hufvudstadsbladet

“This is a well thought-over disc. – A disc for the lied lovers, absolutely.” Innerworld Audio

“Such splendor of sound, tone color spectrum and the maturity of the interpretation is seldom heard in the debut album of a singer in the beginning of her career.” Aamulehti

“Räisänen is a singer to watch and this is a terrific debut recording.” Ariama.com

“One can hear the violincareer of mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen in her certainty of rhythm
and intonation.” Helsingin Sanomat

Released: August 2012
Catalogue No.: ODE 1208-2
EAN/UPC Code: 0761195120828



Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Released: September 2014
Catalogue No.: ODE 1227-5

“Calmo for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra flows gently understarlit sky. Thanks belongs in large extent to mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen. In difficult textue she manages to create a sleek and intonation wise high-precision interpretation, without sounding too instrumental.” Yle

“Any singer must exorcise the ghost of Cathy Berberian in this and other vocal works of Berio and, as the actor of heroines from Haydn to Nono, Virpi Räisänen has the measure of it.” Gramophone



Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano & violin

Bram van Sambeek, bassoon, Nando Russo, percussion, Harri Östermann, cello, Nick Scholten, harp

Released: April 2020

Catalogue No: ABCD 453 / 6417513104530