Anu Komsi, soprano

Finnish soprano Anu Komsi has been praised for her versatile musicianship and her dynamic coloratura voice. Equally at home on both opera and concert stages, she regularly appears throughout Europe and the United States.

Anu Komsi's broad repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music, which includes more than forty opera roles such as Nanetta, Lulu, Nightingale (Stravinsky), and Philomela (James Dillon), and encompasses a large number of orchestral works such as Mahler's Fourth Symphony, Chansons de Jeunesse (Debussy), Kafka Fragments (Kurtag), and Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2. Several composers have written for her, including Kaija Saariaho (Leino Songs), Morton Feldman (Neither), Esa-Pekka Salonen (Wing on Wing), and George Benjamin (Into the Little Hill).

Anu Komsi has worked with such  conductors as Sir Roger Norrington, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Osmo Vänskä, and Sakari Oramo and has appeared with a number of major orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2006, Anu Komsi has led the West Coast Kokkola Opera in her hometown as co-founder and artistic director. She was honoured with an award by the Finnish Culture Foundation in 2008.

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Discography (extract)

Kaija Saariaho

70 Years

(Digital album)


ODE 1407-2

Released 01/2023

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Magnus Lindberg

Accused, Three Interrogations for Soprano and Orchestra

Two Episodes for Orchestra

Anu Komsi, soprano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1345-2

Released 05/2020

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Bernd Alois Zimmermann

Violin Concerto


Die Soldaten Vocal Symphony

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Anu Komsi, soprano

Jeni Packalen, alto

Hilary Summers, contsalto

Peter Tantsits, tenor

Ville Rusanen, baritone

Juha Uusitalo, bass

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

ODE 1325-2

Released 02/2019

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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


Vocal Works

Chamber Music

Various Finnish artist, orchestras and conductors

ODE 1300-2Q


Released 11/2016

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