Highlights this season include Lilli Paasikivi’s debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Das Lied von der Erde under Sir Mark Elder, the Verdi Requiem with the Orchestre National de Lille, Eboli (Don Carlos), Amneris (Aida) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) for Finnish National Opera and three concerts at the Verbier Festival including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under Charles Dutoit, Schubert’s Mass in E flat under Christian Zacharias and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 under Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Lilli Paasikivi appears at the world's most prestigious venues and music festivals, from Los Angeles to Salzburg. Since making her debut with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker as Fricka in the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wagnerian roles have become central to her work on stage. House debuts have included La Monnaie (as Brangäne), Hamburgerische Staatsoper (as Fricka) and Oper Frankfurt (as Kundry) under Sebastian Weigle.
"Lilli Paasikivi was the breathtaking mezzo, beautiful in tone and infinitely noble of utterance. (Tim Ashley, The Guardian, January 2013)
“On retrouve le mezzo Lilli Paasikivi, dont la ligne vocale somptueusement menée bénéficie d'une riche expressivité.” (Anaclase.com, February 2010)
“The night, however, belonged to Paasikivi, who realised every subtlety of her part with transfixing empathy and expression.” (The Australian, April 2008)
“In Das Rheingold last year, the mezzo-soprano singing Fricka practically stole the show. She was Lilli Paasikivi, a Finn. She was back this year, again putting on a clinic - a clinic of singing. She was clean, smart, feeling, and well-nigh perfect.”
(The New York Sun, March 2008)
“In her Cincinnati debut, Finnish mezzo-soprano Paasikivi projected richly hued vocal color and heartfelt expression. It was a radiant moment in which time stood still.” (The Enquirer, March 2006)
Lilli Paasikivi sings Das Lied von der Erde with London Philharmonic Orchestra
Lilli Paasikivi returns to Berliner Philharmoniker
Lilli Paasikivi performs in New York Philharmonic's season opener
Lilli Paasikivi and Susan Bullock perform with Berliner Philharmoniker
Lilli Paasikivi sings Mahler with Staatskapelle Dresden and Esa-Pekka Salonen