Soprano Sally Wilson will perform at our Light of Day “winter gigs” Sally has performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, the UK and the USA for the past twenty years. Her repertoire spans from baroque to contemporary, and includes several world-premiere performances across four continents.
For the last several years she was soloist at the Freiburg Staatstheater, Germany, and moved back to Australia in late 2013.
Sally has performed at such venues and festivals as Oper Bonn, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Aldeburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, The Washington Opera, the Puccini Festival, Cracow Philharmonie, Opera Instabile, Ravinia Festival, the Lincoln Center and Theater Freiburg, and with such ensembles as Chicago Symphony Chamber Players, National Polish Radio Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Freiburg Philharmonisches Orchester and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sally has recorded with the Freiburg Philharmonisches Orchester and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as for the ABC. She has performed the lyric mezzo repertoire, in roles including Komponist, Carmen, L’Enfant, Armida (Rinaldo), Rosina and Dorabella and moved into soprano repertoire in 2013, making her debut as soprano as Jenny (Kurt Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) in Winterthur, Swizerland, in December 2013.
In May 2014, Sally made her debut as Frau (a role composed for her) in a new opera by Hèctor Parra entitled Das Geopferte Leben at the Münchener Biennale with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Recherche, conducted by Peter Tilling.
In addition to her performing commitments, Sally has taught privately and given masterclasses in Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe, and at such schools and venues as Geelong Grammar School, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Pennsylvania State University and at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. She is on the teaching staff at Monash University and has private studios both in Melbourne and in Ocean Grove, where she lives.