Soile Isokoski

KS Soile Isokoski studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, made her debut as Mimì (La Bohème) at the Finnish National Opera and conquered the world's stage and concert halls in just a few years. Her repertoire included leading roles in Eugene Onegin, Peter Grimes, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, Capriccio, Così fan tutte, Otello, Turandot, The Magic Flute, La Juive, Le nozze di Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Faust, The Bartered Bride. She has appeared in opera houses and music centres such as the New York Met, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, in Paris, Dresden, Savonlinna, Helsinki, San Francisco and Milan. In 2002 she was awarded the Pro Finlandia Medal, one of her country's greatest awards. She made her debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1993 as Pamina in the Magic Flute and sang Mimì, Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Marschallin (Rosenkavalier), Liù (Turandot), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Contessa d'Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Rachel (La Juive), Micaëla (Carmen), Elsa (Lohengrin), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Desdemona (Otello) and Marguerite (Faust). In 2008 she was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersängerin. In May 2001 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki.