Sinéad Campbell-Wallace began her career as a lyric soprano but in recent seasons has moved into more dramatic roles that include Leonore (Fidelio), Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Strauss’s Ariadne and Empress (Die Frau ohne Schatten).
Following her Salzburg Festival debut as the Fourth Maid in Elektra, she will be reprising this role in 2020/21 in Madrid and in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen. She will also return to the English National Opera as Mimì in the company’s Drive & Live production of La bohème and as Helmwige (Die Walküre). Other plans include Helmwige and the cover for Brünnhilde (Die Walküre and Siegfried) in the London Philharmonic’s Ring cycle under Vladimir Jurowski and her role debuts as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Suor Angelica, Giorgetta (Il tabarro) and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly).
Sinéad Campbell-Wallace spent the 2018/19 season as a member of the ensemble of the Regensburg Theatre, where her roles included Isabella in Martín y Soler’s Una cosa rara, Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Mary Lloyd in Kálmán’s Die Herzogin von Chicago. In 2019/20 she returned to Regensburg as Tosca and sang Leonore for Dublin’s Lyric Opera, Zelika in Stanford’s The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan at the Wexford Festival and Tosca for Scottish Opera.
Earlier in her career she worked extensively with Christian Curnyn and his Early Opera Company, in roles including Handel’s Oriana (Amadigi di Gaula), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Angelica (Orlando) and Alcina, Monteverdi’s Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and Cavalli’s Flavia (Eliogabalo) and Isifile (Giasone). She has also collaborated with Vladimir Jurowski, Martin Brabbins, David Parry, Ian Page, Jonathan Cohen, Paolo Arrivabene and David Agler, among others.
Past operatic engagements also include Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) for Garsington Opera and the Aldeburgh Festival, Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and Flavia for Grange Park Opera and Inez in Weber’s Die drei Pintos, Monica (The Medium), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and the Princess in Conrad Susa’s Transformations at the Wexford Festival. Among the many roles that Sinéad Campbell-Wallace has sung in Dublin are Countess Almaviva, Donna Elvira, Alcina, Mimì, Musetta, Micaëla and Violetta.
Sinéad Campbell-Wallace is also active as a concert artist and as a song recitalist. She is a graduate of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, the National Opera Studio in London and the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh.