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Wallis Giunta

Mezzo-soprano

  • Mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta was the winner of the Young Singer category at the 2018 International Opera Awards and Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera in the 2017 WhatsOnStage Awards.


    Highlights of the 2023/24 season include making her house debut at the Opéra de Lausanne as Dorabella in Mozart Così fan tutte and, on the concert platform, starring as Anna in Weill Seven Deadly Sins with HK Gruber and the Ensemble Modern at the Carnegie Hall and on tour in Europe and the USA. Giunta will also perform as a soloist in the acclaimed Vienna Konzerthaus New Year Concerts and lead the cast of John Adams The Gospel According to the Other Mary in the role of Mary Magdalene at the Volksoper Wien, where Giunta is part of the ensemble.

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  • Recent highlights for Giunta include her house debut at the Opéra Comique as Dodo in Missy Mazzoli Breaking the Waves, performing the Berio Folk Songs at the Komische Oper Berlin and roles at the Volksoper Wien including Hansel in Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel, Cherubino in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro and Angelina in Rossini La Cenerentola.


    Operatic highlights for Giunta include Dodo in Breaking the Waves for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Adelaide Festival, Rosina in Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dallas Opera, role debuts as the title role in Bizet Carmen, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and Octavian in Strauss Der Rosenkavalier at Oper Leipzig, Mercédès in izet Carmen for Oper Frankfurt, Sesto in Mozart La Clemenza di Tito and Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte for the Canadian Opera Company, Olga in Lehár The Merry Widow for the Metropolitan Opera and Paquette in Bernstein Candide with the Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Sir Jeffrey Tate. In addition, Giunta has performed roles including Idamante in Mozart Idomeneo, Tigrane in Handel Radamisto, Bradamante in Handel Alcina, the title role in Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges, Maria in Piazzola Maria de Buenos Aires and Dinah in Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti at houses including Opera de Lyon, Opera Montpellier, Opera North, Seattle Opera, the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Grange Festival and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.


    On the concert platform, recent highlights include The Sound of Argentina and a critically acclaimed solo recital at the BBC Proms in Cadogan Hall, a return to the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for Mozart Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, a return to Koerner Hall, Toronto for a Bernstein Centenary gala following her acclaimed performances as Anna in Weill Seven Deadly Sins with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 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 and 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 from 2009 to 2011.

    2023/24 season / 507 words. Not to be altered without permission.

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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


Berg
Gymnasiast/Theater-Garderobiere/Groom Lulu


Bernstein
Dinah Trouble in Tahiti


Bizet
Title role 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


Handel
Bradamante Alcina
Sesto Giulio Cesare


Haydn
Ernesto Il Mondo Della Luna


Mascagni
Lola Cavalleria rusticana


Mazzoli
Dodo Breaking The Waves


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


R. Strauss
Octavian Der Rosenkavalier


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

"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

"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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Deputy Chief Executive / Head of Vocal & Opera
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Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
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Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Harpsichord

Richard Egarr

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles

Saxophone

Jess Gillam

Contralto

Avery Amereau