Lilli Paasikivi is the Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and an opera singer.

Mezzosoprano Lilli Paasikivi has performed throughout her career on the leading opera and concert platforms of the world. Her repertoire varies from Mozart to Wagner side by side with symphonic and contemporary music. Lilli Paasikivi was a member of the soloist ensemble of the Finnish National Opera in 1998-2013.

Since 2013 Paasikivi has worked as Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera. In 2019, she launched the long-term Opera Beyond project, which aims to give new tools to the traditional opera and ballet fields.