Discography

Soile Isokoski, soprano

"Is there a more beautiful soprano voice in opera today?" (The Sunday Times, 14 September 2008)

Soile Isokoski is recognized as one of the world's finest lyric sopranos and regularly appears on the most renowned stages and concert halls. After graduating from the Sibelius Academy, she gave her début recital in Helsinki in 1986 and subsequently won a number of important international singing competitions. She made her début at the Finnish National Opera as Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème and has since delighted audiences and critics alike at opera houses in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, London, Milan and Paris, at The Metropolitan Opera and at music festivals in Salzburg, Savonlinna, Edinburgh and Orange.

Soile Isokoski has worked with numerous distinguished conductors such as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Bernhard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev and James Levine. Her recent opera roles include Die Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Alice (Falstaff), Margarethe (Faust), Rachel (La Juive), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Desdemona (Otello), Liù (Turandot), Elsa (Lohengrin), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos). She has an extensive concert repertoire, and she regularly gives recitals with her permanent accompanist Marita Viitasalo.

Soile Isokoski's recording, for Ondine, of Luonnotar and other orchestral songs by Sibelius with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Leif Segerstam won the 2007 BBC Music Magazine Award ‘Disc of the Year', in addition to a MIDEM Classical Award (ODE 1080-5). Her rendition of Four Last Songs and other orchestral songs by Richard Strauss with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Marek Janowski received a Gramophone Award in 2002 (ODE 982-2). Her 2006 Christmas album Jouluyö, juhlayö, featuring also the YL Male Voice Choir, became a gold-winning best-seller in Finland (ODE 1088-2).

In honour of her notable contribution to Finnish music, Soile Isokoski was awarded with the Pro-Finlandia medal in 2002. In September 2008, she received in Vienna the honorary title of "Österreichische Kammersängerin".


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Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II

Concertos

Vocal Works

Chamber Music


Soile Isokoski, soprano

Karita Mattila, soprano

Anu Komsi, soprano

Jorma Hynninen, baritone

Matti Salminen, bass

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Minna Pensola, violin

Kaija Saarikettu, violin

Marko Ylönen, cello

Anssi Karttunen, cello

Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Matti Raekallio, piano

Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Marita Viitasalo, piano

Anna Laakso, piano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Wegelius Chamber Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Leif Segerstam, conductor

John Storgårds, conductor

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Okko Kamu, conductor

Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor

Ulf Söderblom, conductor

Markus Lehtinen, conductor

Ville Matvejeff, conductor

Olli Mustonen, conductor

 



Released 11/2016

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Erkki Melartin

Traumsgesicht, Op. 70

Marjatta for soprano and orchestra, Op. 79

Music from the ballet The Blue Pearl, Op. 160


Soile Isokoski, soprano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1283-2



Released 06/2016

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Ernest Chausson
Poème de l'amour et de la mer
Hector Berlioz
Les nuits d'été
Henri Duparc
Le manoir de Rosemonde
l'Invilation au voyage
Chanson triste


Soile Isokoski, soprano
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1261-2



Released 08/2015

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Chrismas Carols
Soile Isokoski
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1252-2

Released 10/2014

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