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Sinéad Campbell Wallace

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Sinéad Campbell Wallace opened her 2023/24 season with a house and role debut at Opéra national de Paris as Elsa in Lohengrin with Piotr Beczala and Nina Stemme, a role she will reprise at the 2024 Savonlinna Opera Festival opposite Karita Mattila. She will have her role debuts as Salome with Irish National Opera, as Foreign Princess in Christof Loy’s critically acclaimed production of Rusalka at Palais des Arts in Valencia, as Gutrune with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and as Leonore (Fidelio) at Opera Dijon.


Her 2022-23 season opened with a triumphant return to English National Opera in the title role Tosca for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other season highlights include her house debuts at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Aufseherin in Elektra and at Canadian Opera as Tosca as well as concert performances of Chrysothemis in Elektra with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan Nott.


In the 2021-22 season, Sinéad Campbell Wallace enjoyed a hugely successful debut at Irish National Opera as Leonore, returning to the house to end her season as Tosca. Other highlights included Mimì La bohème for ENO and Leonore in a staged production with Insula Orchestra under the baton of Laurence Equilbey which toured to Brussels’ Bozar, London’s Barbican Centre and La Seine Musicale in Paris. She ended her season with further performances of Leonore under the baton of Jaap van Zweden at both the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Grafenegg Festival alongside Jonas Kaufmann singing Florestan. In 2020 Sinéad Campbell Wallace made her Salzburg Festival debut as Vierte Magd (Elektra) conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.


Sinéad Campbell Wallace was a member of the ensemble of the Theater Regensburg for the 2018/19 season, where her roles included Isabella (Una Cosa Rara), Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Mary Lloyd (Die Herzogin von Chicago). She returned to Theater Regensburg as a guest in the 2019-20 season in the title role of Tosca. Other engagements that season included Leonore for the Lyric Opera Dublin, Zelika in The Veiled Prophet for the Wexford Festival and Tosca for Scottish Opera.


Earlier in her career, Sinéad worked extensively with Christian Curnyn and the Classical Opera Company, in roles including Oriana (Amadigi), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Angelica (Orlando), Drusilla (Poppea), Alcina, Flavia (Eliogaballo) and Hypsipyle (Giasone). She has also collaborated with Vladimir Jurowski, Martyn Brabbins, David Parry, John Fulljames, Ian Page, Jonathan Cohen, David Fielding, Annilese Miskimmon, Olivia Fuchs, Netia Jones, Neil Bartlett, Paulo Arrivabene and David Agler among others. Other opera appearances have included Garsington Opera as Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress), Grange Park as Giulietta (I capuleti e I montecchi) and Flavia (Eliogabalo), the Aldeburgh Festival as Anne Truelove and Wexford Festival Opera as Inez (Die drei Pintos), Monica (The Medium), Princess (Transformations) and Antonia (Le contes d’Hoffmann). She has also sung numerous roles in Dublin, including Contessa, Donna Elvira, Alcina, Mimì, Musetta, Micaëla and Violetta Valéry.


On the concert platform, Sinéad has joined the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for Rossini Stabat Mater and for excerpts from La forza del destino and Otello in a Verdi Prom, performed works by R. Strauss, Beethoven and a live radio broadcast of Puccini arias with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, and has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall.


Sinéad Campbell Wallace is a graduate of the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the National Opera Studio and the Britten-Pears young artist programme.

November 2023 – For the most recent biography please contact Luis Aliaga