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Wallis Giunta

Mezzo-soprano

  • Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta has been named the 2017 “Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera” in the WhatsOnStage Awards and "Young Singer of the Year" by The Arts Desk in their Best of 2017 listing, following sensational role debuts this season in the title role in Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges and as Dinah in Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti for Opera North. Currently a member of the ensemble at Oper Leipzig, this season she debuts there the role of Gymnasiast in Berg Lulu and returns to the roles of Angelina La Cenerentola, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro and Rossweisse Die Walküre. Upcoming highlights include her debut at the BBC Proms, Weill Seven Deadly Sins at the Oregon Music Festival and major role debuts including the title role Carmen, Rosina The Barber of Seville, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, and Idamante Idomeneo.

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  • Recent highlights include her UK debut as Angelina in a new production of La Cenerentola for Opera North, a return to Opera Atelier, Toronto for Dido Dido and Aeneas, Weill Seven Deadly Sins with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and John Axelrod, Mercédès Carmen for Oper Frankfurt, Sesto La Clemenza di Tito and Dorabella Cosí fan tutte for the Canadian Opera Company, Olga The Merry Widow for the Metropolitan Opera, and Paquette in Bernstein Candide with the Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Sir Jeffrey Tate.


    On the concert platform, this season Giunta returns to the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for Mozart Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, following her debut last season in their 'Paradisi Gloria' series. She also returns to Koerner Hall in Toronto for a Bernstein Centenary gala, following her acclaimed performances as Anna in Weill Seven Deadly Sins last season with for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights also include Mozart Grosse Messe with the Gewandhaus Orchester and Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.


    Giunta is a recipient of a 2013 Novick Career Advancement Grant, the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Career Development Award, and has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a 2013 graduate of both the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and The Juilliard School’s Artist Diploma in Opera Studies and was a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio 2009-2011.

    2017-18 season. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Opera repertoire

John Adams
Nancy T’ang Nixon in China
Tiffany I Was Looking at the Ceiling, and Then I Saw the Sky


Adamo
Sophine Becoming Santa Claus


Barber
Sally A Hand of Bridge


Bernstein
Dinah Trouble in Tahiti


Bizet
Mercédès Carmen


Britten
Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Nancy Albert Herring
The English Lady Death in Venice


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Wu Kommilitonen!


Gluck
Phénice Armide


Gounod
Siébel Faust


Lehár
Olga The Merry Widow


Haydn
Ernesto Il Mondo Della Luna


Mascagni
Lola Cavalleria rusticana


Mozart
Sesto/Annio La clemenza di Tito
Dorabella Così fan tutte
Idamante Idomeneo
Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro
Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte


Purcell
Dido Dido & Aeneas


Ravel
The Child L'enfant et les sortilèges


Respighi
Il Fuso La bella dormente nel bosco


Rossini
Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia
Angelina La Cenerentola
Clarina La Cambiale di Matrimonio


J. Strauss
Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus


Stravinsky
Pribaoutki The Nightingale and Other Short Fables


Verdi
Contessa Ceprano Rigoletto


Wagner
Rossweisse Die Walküre
Blumenmadchen Parsifal
Wellgunde Das Rheingold

Concert repertoire

Andrew Ager
The Rubiyat


Andriessen
Anaïs Nin 


Bach
Mass in B minor
Magnificat 


Barber
Dover Beach


Beethoven
Choral Fantasy
Mass in C major
Symphony No.9


Berlioz
Les nuits d'été


Brahms
Zwei Gesänge, Op.91 


Canteloube
Chants d'Auvergne


Charpentier
Salve Regina
Missa Assumpta est Maria


Chausson
Chanson perpétuelle


Duparc
Six Orchestrated Melodies


Fauré
La bonne chanson


Handel
Joshua (Othniel)
Messiah


Derek Holman
Requiem


Karl Jenkins
The Armed Man


Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Rückert-Lieder (selections)


Mendelssohn
Elijah
A Midsummer Night's Dream


Mompou
Combat del somni


Montsalvatge
Cinco canciones negras


Mozart
Alma grande, K.578
'Chi sa, chi sa', K.582
Coronation Mass
Mass in C minor (Sop II)
'Vado, ma dove', K.583
Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, K. 35


Pergolesi
Stabat Mater


William Perry
Silent Film Heroines


Ravel
Shéhérazade


Respighi
Il tramonto


Louis Spohr
Op.103


Rossini
Petite messe solennelle
Stabat mater


Schubert
Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D. 950


Strauss
Op.10, 15 & 17


Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music
Songs of Travel


Weill
Die sieben Todsünden
Frauentanz


Wolf
Five Orchestrad Lieder 

Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, a five-star achievement with a dazzling performance by mezzo Wallis Giunta, young singer of the year in my books.

Artsdesk, December 2017

The Canadian mezzo Wallis Giunta has an incipient star quality that positively explodes with the ornamental cascades of her concluding aria, which pops the cork on a successful season like a champagne bottle that has been shaken for a very long time.

Guardian, February 2017

It was a triumph for Giunta. She has a delectably rich, silver-toned mezzo-soprano with a beautiful sense of line and effortless rapid runs. Every one of her arias was a delight...

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