November 16–18, 2016
Coffee 10am | Concert 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music
Wallis Giunta, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Philcox, piano
"Giunta’s rich, expressive voice ... has the power to produce a sound that’s suited to whatever particular repertoire she’s singing ... she could switch effortlessly between the angular sound of Weill to the baroque luxury of Handel or the world of John Lennon."
Wallis Giunta is a young mezzo who has recently burst onto the international stage. Having studied in Canada at The Glenn Gould School, she went on to great success in New York, where she graduated from both both the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and The Juilliard School’s Artist Diploma Program.
Recent appearances include the Canadian Opera Company, The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Oper Frankfurt. Her total command in the premier of Louis Andriessen’s one-woman-opera, Anaïs Nin at the 21C festival in Toronto, was the talked-of performance of the event. Her ability to completely immerse herself in a role is stupefying, and when coupled with the beauty of her voice, the result is truly exceptional.
For her recital for MITM, she will sing a program of songs by Barber, Fleming and Vaughan Williams.