About Louise Callinan
The first Australian to be accepted into the Young Artist Program at the Opéra National de Paris, mezzo soprano Louise Callinan is also the winner of the prestigious AROP prize of Opéra National de Paris. She has sung with the BBC Symphony, Chicago Symphony, l’Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Théâtre du Châtelet, LA Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Opera Australia, Israeli Opera, Opéra de Rennes, Angers Nantes Opéra et Theatre de l’Opera Luxembourg. She sang the 2nd lady in the film version of (The Magic Flute) directed by Kenneth Branagh. She began her career with roles such as Angelina (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte). Louise has interpreted numerous roles at Opéra National de Paris, notably Meg Page (Falstaff ) conducted by Conlon, une Femme (K… de Manoury) et La Deuxième Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and recently Suor zelatrice (Suor Angelica) conducted by Philippe Jordan and Samaritana (Francesca da Rimini) conducted by Daniel Oren.
Louise has now moved into the dramatic mezzo repertoire and has recently performed Tigrana (Edgar) and Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Valladolid, Erda (Das Rheingold) and (Siegfried) et Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) à Porto, Casa Da Musica, Strasbourg – Palais des fëtes, Paris – Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de Nîmes, Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Amneris (Aïda) at Opera Bélarus Minsk, Herodiade (Herodiade – Massenet) in Valladolid. Her future projects include Laura Adorno (La Gioconda) in Spain and a return to Opéra National de Paris for Rossweisse (Die Walküre) conducted by Philippe Jordan.