Erin Wall


The Canadian-American soprano, a Ryan Opera Center alumna, is making her role debut in this production. Wall has appeared throughout both of her home countries, with successes including starring roles at the Metropolitan Opera (Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, title role/Arabella, Helena/A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Canadian Opera Company (Arabella, Countess/The Marriage of Figaro); and the major companies of San Francisco (Donna Anna), Vancouver (Desdemona/Otello), Santa Fe (title role/Daphne, Arabella, title role/ Vanessa), and Québec (Clémence/L’amour de loin). Later this season, the soprano will return to the role of Marguerite/Faust (Washington National Opera) and will take on one of her dream roles, Chrysothemis/Elektra (Canadian Opera Company). Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 is prominent in Wall’s concert career, with appearances most recently with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony. She earned a Grammy Award for the San Francisco Symphony’s recording of the work, which she has also recorded with the Berlin Staatskapelle. Other recordings include Messiah with the Toronto Symphony and Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Melbourne Symphony, both under Sir Andrew Davis, and two recordings of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. On DVD, Wall appears in Così fan tutte (Aix-en-Provence) and the 50th- anniversary performance of Britten’s War Requiem (City of Birmingham Symphony).

Previously at Lyric: 13 roles since 2001/02, most recently Elettra/Idomeneo (2018|19); Antonia/ Les contes d’Hoffmann (2011|12); Helena/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2010|11); Konstanze/ The Abduction from the Seraglio (2008|09).

Last updated: October 18, 2018