Louise Callinan

Louise Callinan

Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano

The first Australian to be accepted into the Young Artist Program at the Opéra National de Paris, mezzo soprano Louise Callinan
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«Sadly, the role of Samartina requires little of the excellent singer Louise Callinan past the first Act. It would have been nice to hear more from her. - See more at:»
http://www.operatoday.com/content/2011/03/two_troubled_gi.php#sthash.4t2xHuoK.dpuf (2016)
«Louise Callinan produced a full, proper contralto sound, rich and fruity and rather special. He Was Despised was – as it should be – the emotional highlight of the evening, her care for the text and depth of feeling making for a compelling reading. - See more at:»
http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/live-reviews/review-messiah-sydney-philharmonia-choirs#sthash.m4lL8T5K.dpuf (2016)
«« Tamar Iveri [...] bien entourée par un plateau homogène duquel se détachent Luciana D’Intino, impressionnante Zia Principessa, Amel Brahim-Djelloul et Louise Callinan. »»
Resmusica (2016)
2000Verdi: AidaAmneris
2000Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaDalilah
2000Puccini: EdgarTigrana
2000Bizet: CarmenMercedes
2000Zandonai: Francesca da RiminiSamaritana
2000Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2000Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Zelatrice
2000Verdi: Don CarloLa princesse Eboli
2000Wagner: GötterdämmerungWaltraute
2000Wagner: Die WalküreFlosshilde
2000Wagner R.: Das RheingoldErda


The first Australian to be accepted into the Young Artist Program at the Opéra National de Paris, mezzo soprano Louise Callinan is also the winner of the prestigious AROP prize of Opéra National de Paris.Louise Callinan has sung with BBC Symphony, Chicago Symphony, l'Orchestre National d'Ile deFrance, Théâtre du Châtelet, LA Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Opera Australia, Israeli Opera, Opéra de Rennes, Angers Nantes Opéra and Theatre de l'Opera Luxembourg. She began her career with roles such as Angelina (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte) and has interpreted numerous roles at Opéra National de Paris, notably Meg Page (Falstaff ) conducted by Conlon, une Femme (K... de Manoury), Zweiter Dame (Die Zauberflöte) Suor Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) conducted by Philippe Jordan and Samaritana (Francesca da Rimini) conducted by Daniel Oren. Louise starred as 2nd lady in the film version of (The Magic Flute) directed by Kenneth Branagh.Louise has now moved into the dramatic mezzo repertoire and has performed Tigrana (Edgar) Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Valladolid, Erda (Das Rheingold) and (Siegfried) and Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) with REMIX ensemble under the direction of Peter Rundel at the Casa da Musica in Porto, Strasbourg - Palais des fëtes, Paris - Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de Nîmes, Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg,  Amneris (Aïda) at Opera Bélarus Minsk, Herodiade (Herodiade - Massenet) Laura Adorno (La Gioconda) in Valladolid and Rossweisse (Die Walküre), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung) and Zweiter Dame (Die Zauberflöte) at Opéra National de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan.On the concert platform Louise recently performed Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with REMIX ensemble at the Casa da Musica in Porto,She recently perfromed in Australia as the alto soloist for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs presentations of Handel’s Messiah and sang the mezzo role in Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Aida Amneris Opéra National de Paris 2000
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila Dalilah Opéra National de Paris 2000
Puccini: Edgar Tigrana Opéra de Paris 2000
Bizet: Carmen Mercedes Opéra National de Paris 2000
Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini Samaritana Opéra National de Paris 2000


WINNER OF THE PRIZE from Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra national de Paris (AROP)