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 and 2019-20 European seasons, Valda debuted to critical acclaim as Violetta (La Traviata), Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos), Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Marguerite (Faust) and Sylva Varescu (The Gypsy Princess). She thrilled and delighted audiences as Contessa d'Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and reprising her signature role of Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow). As with many artists, this season began with the COVID-cancellation of Valda’s Japanese debut at the New National Theatre Tokyo as Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), but she is excited to be in Germany where she will debut as Leonora (Il trovatore), Helmwige (Die Walküre), Micaela (Carmen) and Josepha Vogelhuber (Im weissen Rössl  by Benatzky), and perform Beethoven's dramatic concert aria ‘Ah perfido!’ in a series of Beethoven concerts with Bremer Philharmoniker under John Nelson.

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, Paul Stanhope 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, Sir Antonio Pappano, Christian Thielemann, Charles Dutoit, John Fiore, Fabio Luisi, Philippe Herreweghe, Theodor Guschlbauer, Marko Letonja, Marcus Bosch and Sébastien Rouland.

Valda is a keen explorer of chamber music. She has been the featured vocalist on many occasions in chamber music recitals with both the Sächsische Staatskapelle and the Dresdner Philharmonie.  She is an audience favourite at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and has performed in recital and in radio broadcasts with such renowned ensembles as 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 and in Ralf Pleger’s four part TV documentary Sängerkrieg auf hoher See about the prestigious Stella Maris International Singing Competition, which she won.

Full biography in English  PDF

Biographie auf deutsch PDF

Biographie en français PDF

Operatic repertoire PDF

Concert and chamber music PDF

 

ENGAGEMENTS

Saarländisches Staatstheater

2020-21 Season

Leonora

Il Trovatore

Director: Tomo Sugao
Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

9th October, 19th November,
27th December, 23rd January, 10th February (Heilbronn Gastspiel), 14th March 

Josepha Vogelhuber

Im weissen Rössl

Director: Michael Schachermeier

Conductor: Justus Thoreau

Helmwige

Die Walküre

Director: Alexandra Szemerédy and Magdolna Parditka

Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Additional concert performance in Versailles, France

 

Michaela

Carmen

Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

 

Bremer Philharmoniker

John Nelson

"Ah perfido!" Beethoven

Beethoven 8th Symphony

Website

 

Helena

A Midsummer Night's Dream

New National Theater Tokyo

October, 2020

TBC

 

Recordings

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Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Photo: Bettina Stoess / Director: Jakob Peters-Messer / Conductor: Roger Epple

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Photo: Bettina Stoess / Director: Jakob Peters-Messer / Conductor: Roger Epple

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Photo: Bettina Stoess / Director: Jakob Peters-Messer / Conductor: Roger Epple

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss

Photo: Bettina Stoess / Director: Jakob Peters-Messer / Conductor: Roger Epple

Faust, Gounod

Faust, Gounod

Photo: Andrea Kremper / Director: Vasily Barkhatov / Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Faust, Gounod

Faust, Gounod

Photo: Andrea Kremper / Director: Vasily Barkhatov / Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Faust, Gounod

Faust, Gounod

Photo: Andrea Kremper / Director: Vasily Barkhatov / Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Faust, Gounod

Faust, Gounod

Photo: Andrea Kremper / Director: Vasily Barkhatov / Conductor: Sébastien Rouland

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Photo: Martin Kaufhold

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Photo: Martin Kaufhold

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Die Csárdásfürstin, Kálmán

Photo: Martin Kaufhold

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Director and Set Design: Ben Baur / Costume Designer: Uta Meenen

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Director and Set Design: Ben Baur / Costume Designer: Uta Meenen

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Director and Set Design: Ben Baur / Costume Designer: Uta Meenen

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Violetta Valéry, La Traviata, Verdi

Director and Set Design: Ben Baur Costume Designer: Uta Meenen

Simplicius - Semperoper

Simplicius - Semperoper

Simplicius Simplicissimus K.A. Hartmann Semperoper Dresden

Simplicius - Semperoper

Simplicius - Semperoper

Simplicius Simplicissimus K.A. Hartmann Semperoper Dresden

Portrait by Andrew Rankin

Portrait by Andrew Rankin

Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte

Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte

Photo Martin Kaufhold

Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte

Fiordiligi, Cosi fan tutte

Photo Martin Kaufhold

Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

Photo: Yaiza Davilla-Gomez

Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

Photo: Yaiza Davilla-Gomez

Musetta, La Boheme

Musetta, La Boheme

Photo Martin Kaufhold

Musetta - La Boheme

Musetta - La Boheme

Saarländisches Staatstheater. Photo: Martin Kaufhold

Hanna Glawari, Die Lustige Witwe

Hanna Glawari, Die Lustige Witwe

Photo: Stephan Walzl

Harey, Solaris

Harey, Solaris

Harey, Solaris

Harey, Solaris

Photos Martin Kaufhold

Mrs Naidoo, Satyagraha, Philip Glass

Mrs Naidoo, Satyagraha, Philip Glass

Photo: Stefan Walzl

Vitellia - La Clemenza di Tito

Vitellia - La Clemenza di Tito

Photo: Ilja Mess

Theodora, Handel

Theodora, Handel

Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Photo: Robert Catto

Helena, Midsummer Night's Dream

Helena, Midsummer Night's Dream

Helena and Demetrius Photo: Stephan Walzl

Donna Anna

Donna Anna

Donna Anna, Don Giovanni

Romilda - Xerxes

Romilda - Xerxes

Photo: Steven Carnarius

 

contact

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Artists' Management 


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