One of Canada’s leading soprano singers, Erin Wall, died on October 8 in complications of metastatic breast cancer. She was 44 years old. She has a wide repertoire from Mozart to Richard Strauss and has been at the forefront of operas and concerts.
She made her debut as a singer after studying at the Vancouver Music Academy, the University of West Washington, Rice University, and the Aspen Music Festival. She was a finalist at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2003.
She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. Since then, she has expanded her career internationally, performing at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and the Opéra national de Paris.
There are many recordings such as Dvorak “Stabat Mater” conducted by Mariss Jansons, “Così fan tutte” conducted by Daniel Harding, and “Thaïs” conducted by Andrew Davis.
She posted a record of fighting illness on the homepage of the Canadian Opera Company. It is written that cancer treatment started in January 2018 and continued to sing while receiving treatment.
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