7 October 2020The SIGNATURE Foundation Musicians Award Ceremony at the French Institute 15 October 2020SPECTATOR INFORMATION - CURFEW
Canadian-American soprano Erin Wall, 44, has died on October 9 2020 from breast cancer diagnosed in January 2018. The young soprano was particularly noted in 2003 when she represented Canada at the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Two years later, her role of Fiordiligi in the production Così fan tutte staged by Patrice Chéreau at the Aix-en-Provence Festival (a Paris Opera co-production) propelled her into the international spotlight. After that, she went on to perform at the world's leading opera houses, with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Sir Andrew Davis, Edward Gardner, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In spite of her illness, diagnosed in 2018, she decided to fulfil her commitments. Her last appearance on stage was in January 2020 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, a concert that the Parisian public should have discovered at the Paris Philharmonie next December.