Sinéad Campbell Wallace | Soprano


Sinéad Campbell Wallace

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Having started her career as a light-lyric soprano, through recent seasons Sinéad has moved into fuller dramatic repertoire, to roles including Leonore (Fidelio), Ariadne, Agathe (Der Freischütz), Helmwige (Die Walküre) and Kaiserin (Die Frau ohne Schatten). This summer, Sinéad is scheduled to make her Salzburg Festival debut as Vierte Magd (Elektra) conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, a role she will reprise in the 2020/21 season on tour to Madrid, New York and London with the Philharmonia Orchestra and EsaPekka Salonen. She will also sing Helmwige for English National Opera and with the London Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Vladimir Jurowski, while also covering Brünnhilde in Siegfried and Die Walküre for the LPO’s Ring Cycle. Further ahead, Sinead will make role debuts in the Italianate repertoire, as the title role Suor Angelica, Giorgetta Il Tabarro and title role Madama Butterfly. Sinéad 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. Her engagements this season have also included Leonore for the Lyric Opera Dublin, Zelika (The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan) 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 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 La Contessa, Donna Elvira, Alcina, Mimi, Musetta, Micaela and Violetta.

On the concert platform, Sinead 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, 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.