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Valda Wilson

German-based, Australian-born soprano Valda Wilson is an outstanding interpreter of the works of Mozart, Strauss, Handel, Verdi and Puccini, but also enjoys performing the works of contemporary composers. Her recent opera highlights include the critically acclaimed world premiere in 2023 in the title role of Sarah Nemtsov's Ophelia, followed by an equally successful Violetta(La traviata) and her debut as Suor Angelica(Il trittico) at the Saarländisches Staatstheater, where she has been a solo soprano for several years.

Further appearances in the 2022/23 season took place at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen(Helmwige, Die Walküre, Wagner), at the New National Theatre Tokyo(Euridice, Orfeo ed Euridice) and at the Opéra Royal de Versailles(Wellgunde, Das Rheingold), as well as other role debuts, including Feldmarschallin (Die Walküre, Wagner). including Feldmarschallin(Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss), Alcina(Alcina, Handel), Fiordiligi(Così fan tutte, Mozart), Vitellia(La clemenza di Tito, Mozart), Marguerite(Faust, Gounod), Micaëla(Carmen, Bizet), Leonora(Il trovatore, Verdi), Elisabeth de Valois(Don Carlos, Verdi).

Her voice and comic timing have also found a home in the world of German and Austrian operetta - particularly in the characters of Hanna Glawari(Die lustige Witwe, Lehár) and Rosalinde(Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss). Recent concert performances include Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the concert aria "Ah! Perfido" with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aachen Symphony Orchestra and a chamber concert of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra with Brett Dean's Ophelia.

Dresden was her first stint in Germany with the Young Ensemble of the Semperoper, and a part of her heart has always remained in DD, making this homecoming all the more gratifying.

'So heartfelt, so heartbreaking, yet so beautiful in sound despite the tragedy, that (Suor Angelica) undoubtedly crowns the opera evening. - Saarbrücker Zeitung, Il Trittico, Puccini.

concerts featuring Valda Wilson

  • Chamber Music Concert