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Sinéad Campbell-Wallace is a graduate of the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, the National Opera Studio and the Britten–Pears Young Artists Programme. Having started her career as a light-lyric soprano, through recent seasons she has moved into fuller dramatic repertoire, with roles including Leonore (Fidelio), Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Helmwige (Die Walküre) and the Empress (Die Frau ohne Schatten).
She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2020 as the Fourth Maid (Elektra), and returned there the next season in the same opera in the role of An overseer. In the 2021-22 season, she made her debut at the Irish National Opera as Leonore, and was reinvited the next season for the title-role in Tosca. This season highlights include Mimi (La Bohème) at the English National Opera, Leonore with Insula Orchestra in a production that toured at the Bozar in Brussels, the Barbican Centre in London and the Seine Musicale in Paris. She completed her season with other performances of Leonore at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Grafenegg Festival.
She kicked off the English National Opera’s 2022-23 season as Tosca, a performance for which she won an Olivier Award. She also made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as An overseer and Chrysothemis (Elektra) in a concert version with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2023-24 season she will make her debut at the Opéra de Dijon as Leonore. Forthcoming seasons will see her return at the Irish National Opera and the Opéra de Rouen and perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, for roles including Salomé, Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) and Senta (The Flying Dutchman).
Paris Opera debut
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