Wendy Waller

Wendy Waller

Light Dramatic Soprano

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«" Wendy Waller sang a COLORATURA aria that should strike terror in the hearts and throats of any subsequent interpreters of the role”.»
Operra(UK- (2016)
«“Wendy Waller articulated with her phenomenal soprano range the deepest depths and highest heights with astonishing polish, and when she produces the voice with narrow focus (fil de voce.) she makes the listener freeze…..»
Das orchester (2016)
«Wendy Waller was very Compelling and has a gorgeous voice. She performed with feeling, truly absorbed totally in the role. She sang with overpowering emotion but with ease”.»
La voix humaine -UJember katholicus (2016)
«"One of the most thrilling viewer magnets in the history of Vanemuine has undoubtedly been Wendy Waller in the role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute"»
VANEMUINE THEATRE Bicentennial COMMEMORATIVE BOOK, (2017)
«„Wendy Waller artikuliert mit ihrem phänomenalen Sopranumfang tiefste Tiefen und höchste Höhen in bewunderungswürdiger Fertigkeit, und wenn sie die Stimme gar eng führt, macht sie den Hörer frieren….„»
DAS ORKESTER (2018)
2017Lieder RecitalSoprano
2016Puccini: TurandotTurandot
2016Strauss R.: Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65Kaiserin
2016Strauss R.: SalomeSalome
2015Bernstein: Symphony No.3 ('Kaddish') for soprano speakers choruses and orchestraSpeaker
2015Verdi: AidaAida
2014Carl Maria von Weber:AthaliaAthalia
2014Strauss R.: ElektraChrysothemis
2013Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano soloist
2012Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima CrociataGriselda
2010Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2009Genie Oblige! Franz Liszt: OriginSole CD
2009Liszt LiederSoprano
2009Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2008W.Waller: Libera me in Anacrusis DeoMarian Anderson Sisserietta Jones
2008Verdi: NabuccoAbigaille
2008Verdi: Don CarloÉlisabeth de Valois
2007Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2007Lehár: Die Lustige WitweHanna Glawari
2007Poulenc: La voix humaineElle
2007Bellini: NormaNorma
2007Donizetti: Anna BolenaAnna Bolena
2007Massenet: ThaïsThaïs
2006Orff: Carmina BuranaSoprano soloist
2006Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2006Levinas: Les NegresLa Reine
2006Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2006Lehár: Die Lustige WitweHanna Glawari
2006Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2006Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosZerbinetta
2006Massenet: ManonManon Lescaut
2005Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2005Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2004Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2004Mozart: Die ZauberflöteDie Konigin der Nacht
2003Levinas: Les NegresLa Reine
2003Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
1999Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry

Bio





    Wendy Waller’s vocal art lies in the rare combination of a fully flexible dramatic soprano over a three octave range that expresses itself through a unique timbre over a vast palette of colors.  Since her professional European debut with the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar,she became a member of the house's fest ensemble, and performed traditional Mozartean roles such as Konstanze, Countess Almaviva and Musetta as well as dramatic works such as "Was Ihr Wollt". The now internationally established soprano previously best known through her signature role as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte" has expanded her repertoire beyond Bel Canto heroines(Anna Bolena, Norma) to include increasingly challenging roles by Poulenc (La Voix Humaine), Strauss (Die Frau ohne Schatten, Capriccio), Verdi, (Lady Macbeth,Nabucco) Puccini (Turandot) and Wagner(Sieglinde,Elisabeth).  Among the international theaters where she has performed are the Opéra National de Lyon, Grand Théâtre du Genève, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and the Vanemuine Theatre (Estonia) .

   Live orchestral concert,recital and oratorio performances with leading European orchestra featuring Ms. Waller's linguisitically diverse repertoire from Bach, Handel and Mahler to modern composers have been broadcast on radio and televison.  She has worked with conductors such as Hartmut Hähnchen, Adam Fischer, Bernard Kontarsky and Jac v. Steen. Ms. Waller is the soprano soloist on the debut recordings of "Phoenix Resurrexit", with the Weimar Staatskappelle, the world premiere of the opera "Les Nègres" with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a live recording of Handel’s "Messiah" and as the Narrator in Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony issued as the Promotional CD for the Thuringian Ministry of Culture in 2016. Her first solo CD project, Génie Oblige!: Franz Liszt: Origin, Oeuvre and Legacy in Song released in 2009 earned that year’s only Diplôme d´Honneur from the Franz Liszt Society of Budapest in its 34th Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque. She presented Franz Liszt's vocal art in a documentary of his life produced and televised by ARTE-TV for the bicentennial year celebration.

More information is on her website: www.wendywalleropera.com and videos on YouTube channel franzitaduz.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Lieder Recital Soprano Geschlossene Veranstaltung 2017
Puccini: Turandot Turandot No 2016
Strauss R.: Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65 Kaiserin No 2016
Strauss R.: Salome Salome No 2016
Bernstein: Symphony No.3 ('Kaddish') for soprano speakers choruses and orchestra Speaker Immediately Staatskanzelei Thüringen 2015

Awards

DiplÔme d'Honneur - Grand prix du Disque, For Solo cd. Génie Oblige! Franz LisZt: Origin, oeuvre and legacy in song
2016