Wallis Giunta

Last updated: February 6, 2024

Ottawa native Wallis Giunta made her professional debut with the NAC Orchestra at age 13, and is thrilled, as always, to be performing again at home. She has been praised by Opera News for her “delectably rich mezzo-soprano”, and in 2018 was named “Young Singer of the Year” at the International Opera Awards. Wallis will debut in 2024 at Carnegie Hall as Anna in Die Sieben Todsünden, at Montreal’s Maison Symphonique as the title role in Carmen, and at London’s Royal Opera House in a yet-to-be-named role. She also appears in recital at the Tivoli SommerKlassik in Copenhagen, and at the Vienna Volksoper as the title role in John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Highlights of her 2023 season were debuts with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, at the Komische Oper Berlin with Berio’s Folk Songs, and at the Opèra Comique in Paris as Dodo in Breaking the Waves.

Wallis Giunta’s post-pandemic projects have included debuts with Opéra national de Montpellier as Angelina in Cenerentola, with The Dallas Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, with Opéra de Lyon as the title role in María de Buenos Aires, and with the BBC Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall in Handel’s Solomon. Her 2019–2020 season saw her debuts at both Seattle Opera and The Royal Swedish Opera as Angelina in Cenerentola, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as Bradamante in Alcina, at the Sydney Opera House in a solo recital, and at the Adelaide Festival as Dodo in Breaking the Waves. In recent seasons she has made important debuts with the Metropolitan Opera, Le Théâtre du Châtelet, the Canadian Opera Company, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Oper Frankfurt, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Hamburg Symphony, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, and the Munich Radio Orchestra.

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