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Latest Interview

In her latest interview, Ms. Wilson speaks with Operawire about her new social media series, #inspiredby, Wagner and the repertoire she has enjoyed studying during this period of confinement. Read the interview here

A Personal Message from Ms. Wilson

During this difficult time, Ms. Wilson sends her support to all those who are affected by the virus, and promises to keep an active presence on social media to remain in contact with her community. To that end, she has started a new social media series, entitled #inspiredby, in which she posts several times a week about a piece of music that inspires her. Join her on instagram here, or facebook here

The website will be updated regarding concert and event cancellations as information becomes available. In the event of a cancellation, please contact the theater directly for additional details and ticket refunds. 

Debut at Opéra national de Paris

Ms. Wilson makes her long anticipated debut at the Opéra national de Paris this December conducting Carmen. This new production by Calixto Bieito stars Varduhi Abrahamyan in the lead role, opposite Charles Castronovo as Don José. Ms. Wilson has conducted this opera multiple times, including earlier this year, in March, at the Polish National Opera. For dates and further information, click here

Carmen at the Polish National Opera

Ms. Wilson returns to the Polish National Opera to conduct Carmen throughout the month of March with performances on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 28th, 29th, & 31st. In Warsaw, Oxana Volkova sings the title role and Hovhannes Ayvazyan sings Don José in this Andrzej Chyra production. Ms. Wilson recently conducted Carmen at the Royal Opera House, and received high praise from the British press for her work on Bizet's beloved opera.

 

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February

In February, Ms. Wilson travels to Bulgaria to conduct both the symphony and an opera. On February 6th, she performs Brahms' Tragic Overture, and two pieces by Beethoven in celebration of the composer's 250th birthday. Tickets for this one night only event with the Sofia Philharmonic are available here. On the 21st, she conducts Turandot at the Sofia Opera and Ballet, staring Maria Guleghina in the title role. Tickets and additional information are available here. 

La bohème at the Latvian National Opera

Ms. Wilson begins her year in the Latvian capital of Riga conducting La Bohème at the Latvian National Opera on January 11th. A piece Ms. Wilson frequently conducts, she has previously conducted the piece at the Mariinsky Theatre, ABAO Bilbao, the Bolshoi Theatre, Puccini Festival and at the NDR Open-air Concert series. At this performance, Rodolfo is played by Raimonds Bramanis and Mimì by Evija Martinsone. 

Manon Lescaut at the Bolshoi Theatre

Ms. Wilson returns to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to conduct Puccini's Manon Lescaut on December 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15. Directed by Adolf Shapiro, Asmik Grigorian sings Manon, Elchin Azizov sings Lescaut, and Riccardo Massi sings Des Grieux. Tickets and further information are available here

Rossini - Sigismondo Live Recording

BR Classics has recently released Keri-Lynn Wilson’s recording of Sigismondo, Rossini’s acclaimed, but rarely performed opera. Wilson conducted the BR orchestra and chorus, and a cast that included Hera Hyesang Park, Marianna Pizzolato and Kenneth Tarver.

The live recording is from a performance in Munich’s Prinzregententheater that took place on October 14, 2018.

Critical reaction to the recording has been very positive, including this review from Musicweb International, "Under conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the versatile Münchner Rundfunkorchester gives a splendidly incisive performance with judicious tempi. It is impressive how the Canadian conductor pulls together all the various threads so well, creating drama and an impressive level of tension when needed."

 

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New Production of Rigoletto in Oslo

Keri-Lynn Wilson is in Oslo, preparing a new production of Rigoletto, directed by the acclaimed Norwegian film, stage and opera director and designer Ole Anders Tanberg. Working with a cast of Ingve Soberg, Lina Johnson and Mario Chang in the three leading roles, it’s all taking place at the Oslo Opera House, known for it’s striking, contemporary architecture on the edge of the harbor. The premiere is on Oct 5th,  with seven more performances, ending on Oct 25th.

La Traviata and Sigismondo in Munich

Keri-Lynn Wilson will be doing double duty in Munich this fall, conducting the Rossini rarity, “Sigismondo”, in a concert performance with the BR Munich Radio Orchestra on October 14th, while also conducting performances of “La Traviata” at the Bayerische Staatsoper in October. “Sigismondo”, an early Rossini Opera that bears some similarities to the plot of Otello, will also be recorded for the BR Klassik label.

Covent Garden Debut

Keri-Lynn Wilson will make her debut at the Royal Opera House this fall (November/December) with eight performances of Barrie Kosky's provocative production of “Carmen.” Uzbekistan mezzo soprano Ksenia Dudnikova will be singing the title role for the first time at the Royal Opera. She will be joined by American tenor Brian Jagde as Don Jose and Russian bass baritone Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo. 

Macerata Festival 2018


This July and August, Keri-Lynn Wilson is making her debut at the historic Macerata Festival in Italy, conducting “La Traviata” on the stage of the 19th century outdoor Sferisterio arena. She will be leading the cast of Salome Jicia, Ivan Ayon Rivas, Luca Salsi and Alberto Gazale, and will be joined by the Orchestra Regionale delle Marche and Coro Lirico Marchigiano.

Mozart Requiem in Stephansdom in Vienna

Keri-Lynn had the honor to conduct the Mozart Requiem with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Chorus on December 1st in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. The performance was broadcast live on Austrian television (ORF) in commemoration of World Aids Day. 

Romeo and Juliette with the Bayrischer Rundfunk Orchestra to be broadcast on BR Klassik

Keri-Lynn Wilson’s acclaimed recent performance of Gounod’s "Romeo et Juliette" with the Bayrischer Rundfunk Orchestra at Audi’s Summer Festival in Ingolstadt will be broadcast on BR Klassik Tuesday, September 5th at 20:03 (Central European time). Go to https://www.br-klassik.de/programm/radio/index.html The performance featured soprano Irina Lungu, tenor Jean-François Borras, and the Vokalwerk Nürnberg chorus.

Keri-Lynn Wilson Nominated by the Dora Awards 2017 for "Outstanding Musical Direction"

The nominations for the 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which honour the creators of theatre, dance and opera in Toronto, were announced at the Nominees’ Press Conference on Tuesday, May 30th from the lobby of the Sony Centre.

Ms. Wilson was nominated for Outstanding Musical Direction for the Tosca she recently conducted at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.

The awards will be presented in Toronto on June 26th, 2017. 

Summer engagements include a return appearance with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra at the Audi Summer Festival, conducting a performance of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette, featuring German soprano Simone Kermes and French tenor Jean-Francois Borras on July 7th; as well as rejoining the NDR Orchestra for its annual open air opera concert on July 22nd, a live-televised performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring American soprano Nadine Sierra, tenor Stephen Costello, and French baritone Ludovic Tezier; and the annual  special summer concert of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on August 19th, where the part-Icelandic Ms. Wilson will conduct an all-Russian program of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

New AIDA at the English National Opera

Ms. Wilson returns to the English National Opera in the fall for an extensive run of a new production of Aida, directed by Phelim McDermott, that opens on September 28th and concludes on December 2nd. This follows her successful debut with the ENO several seasons ago when Ms. Wilson conducted an acclaimed new production of Fanciulla del West, directed by Richard Jones. The Aida cast includes American soprano Latonia Moore in the title role, Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones as Radames, and American mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung as Amneris.  

 

In between performances of Aida, Ms. Wilson will be conducting two performances of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in early November.

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