Guest ArtistsErin Wall, soprano
Acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, soprano Erin Wall sings an extensive opera and concert repertoire spanning three centuries, from Mozart and Beethoven to Britten and Strauss. She has sung leading roles in many of the world’s great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and appears in concert with leading maestri and symphony orchestras worldwide.
Operatic highlights from Ms. Wall’s 2016-17 season include performances of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for her company debut with San Francisco Opera, Anna Sørensen in Silent Night with Michigan Opera Theatre and her role debut as Desdemona in Otello with Vancouver Opera. On the concert stage, Ms. Wall will be heard in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra (P. Järvi), the title role in Vanessa with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Zinman), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (de Waart), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the San Diego Symphony (de Waart) and Colorado Symphony (D. Wolfe), Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the BBC Scottish Symphony (T. Dausgaard), a return to the Edinburgh International Festival in two leading roles and the title role in Thaïs with the Melbourne Symphony (Davis). Future engagements include returns to the Canadian Opera Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, both in leading roles.
Ms. Wall’s 2015-16 season began with the world premiere of Zosha di Castri’s Dear Life along with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the National Arts Centre (with music director Alexander Shelley) in Ottawa, Canada. Later in the season she sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra (P. Järvi) and Symphony No. 8 with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Nézet-Séguin). Other concert appearances included Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (Oundjian) and Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Davis), Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra (Thachuk) and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Stare), Carmina burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Dutoit) and Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Muti). Ms. Wall’s operatic appearances included performances of the Countess in Nozze di Figaro with the Canadian Opera Company and the title role in Barber’s Vanessa at the Santa Fe Opera. She also appeared in recital with the George London Foundation at New York City’s Morgan Library.
Erin Wall is very grateful to have received awards and scholarship assistance from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the George London Foundation, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Florida Opera and Dallas Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She studied at Western Washington University, Rice University, Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West.