VALDA WILSON

Soprano

'An exceptionally beautiful, straight-to-the-heart voice'

Ingrid Gerk, Der Neue Merker

 

BIOGRAPHY

"Whatever she sings is

imbued with a palette of fresh colour

and her deliveries exude a penetrating insight,

which makes her riveting to listen to."

~ Gillian Wills

Valda Wilson is one of the most versatile, exciting and musically curious sopranos of her generation. In the 2018-19 European season, Valda debuted to critical acclaim as Violetta (La Traviata), Sylva Varescu (The Gypsy Princess), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Marguerite (Faust). She opened the current season to great critical acclaim as Contessa di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro).  Later this season she makes her role debut as Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos) and reprises her signature role of Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow).

Her extensive opera and concert repertoire ranges from Bach and Handel, through Mozart and Beethoven, to Bellini, Verdi, Massenet, Gounod, Strauss, Mahler, Shostakovich and contemporary composers such as Miroslav Srnka, Hans Werner Henze, Philip Glass, Michael Obst and Australians Graeme Koehne and Brett Dean.  Valda has worked with the orchestras of Covent Garden, the Semperoper Dresden, Strasbourg Philharmonique, Bremer Philharmoniker,  deFilharmonie Antwerp, Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Hallé, and such notable conductors as Richard Bonynge, Christian Thielemann, Charles Dutoit, Antonio Pappano, John Fiore, Fabio Luisi, Philippe Herreweghe, Marko Letonja, Marcus Bosch and Sébastien Rouland.

In addition Valda is a keen explorer of chamber music. She has been the featured vocalist on numerous occasions in chamber music recitals with both the Sächsische Staatskapelle and the Dresdner Philharmonie.  Valda was invited by pianist Piers Lane to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and performed in recital and in radio broadcasts with the renowned ensembles the Auryn Quartet, the Goldner Quartet, Tinalley Quartet, Orava Quartet, Freies Ensemble Dresden, Ensemble Mediterrain and Ensemble Liaison in Germany and Australia. Valda is featured on numerous CD recordings.

Full biography in English  PDF

Biographie auf deutsch PDF

Operatic repertoire PDF

Concert and chamber music PDF

 

ENGAGEMENTS

Saarländisches Staatstheater

2019-20 Season

Contessa d'Almaviva

Le nozze di Figaro

Director: Eva-Maria Höckmayr
Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Premiere: 8th September
11th & 29th September

6th and 12th October

30th November

4th January

Hanna Glawari

The Merry Widow

Director: Aron Stiehl

Conductor: Yoel Gamzou

Premiere: 26th October

Oct '19-Jun '20

Marguerite

Faust

Director: Vasily Barkhatov

Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

3rd & 20th October

6th November

 

Elisabeth

Don Carlos

Director: Roland Schwab

Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Wellgunde

Das Rheingold

Mar-Jun '20

Katja

Die Passagierin

May-Jun '20

180 Jahre Bergkapelle St. Ingbert

Carmina Burana /

Lord of the Rings


17th August 2019

Conductor: Matthias Weissenauer

 

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Chœur de Chambre de Luxembourg
Orchestre symphonique de la Grande Région
Antonio Grosu direction

Wolfgang A. Mozart: Requiem KV 626

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie N° 5

 

Website

Dresdner Philharmonie 

Five Ophelia Songs

Music: J. Brahms

Text: W. Shakespeare

arr. for voice & string quartet

Aribert Reimann (1997)


"And once I played Ophelia"

Music: Brett Dean (2013)

For voice and string quartett

German Premiere
 

8th & 12th January 2020

Schloss Albrechtsburg, Dresden

Website

 

Marko Letonja &
Bremen Philharmonic

10th July, 2020

Special Concert - Bremen Cathedral

Requiem for Syria

Gorecki Symphony No. 3

 

Recordings

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contact

Daniel Wolfsbauer

Artists' Management 


tel.: +43/699/19138496 
skype: d.wolfsbauer
e-mail: info@wolfsbauer-artists.com
website: www.wolfsbauer-artists.com

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