Giselle Allen

Soprano

Soprano Giselle Allen begins 2019-20 season at Opera North in the role of Anna Maurrant Street Scene before appearing with the Hallé Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with performances across UK. She appears at Royal Festival Hall with The Bach Choir in a concert of Verdi opera favourites then travels to Poland to sing Elijah with NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.

Last season’s highlights included a return to the title role Tosca in a new production at Opera North, and the role of Magda SorelThe Consul with Welsh National Opera for which she received outstanding reviews. The artist performed in Elgar’s The Spirit of England at Royal Festival Hall with The Bach Choir conducted by David Hill and at RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra sang the role of Minnie La fanciulla del West.

“Giselle Allen’s Magda deepened greatly in emotional depth and intensity during the course of the performance. She was at her most powerful in her extended Act III solo beginning ‘Papers! Papers! Papers!’ which built to a terrifyingly intense frenzy in the midst of which there was a clarity of insight that made her an eloquent spokesman for all (in whatever time, whatever country) going through a similar experience.”

Seen and Heard International, Glyn Pursglove, 14 June 2019

“Giselle Allen displayed considerable acting skills as Tosca… Her fiery, slinky Tosca, sometimes on the edge of hysteria, is truly memorable. “Vissi d’arte” was sung very much from the heart, beginning when she was horizontal in Scarpia’s den of a bedroom. When Scarpia forces her to watch her lover being tortured on the screen of his laptop, she was convincingly horrified and alarmed.”

Bachtrack, Richard Wilcocks, 17 September, 2018

BERG WOZZECK (Marie)
BRITTEN PETER GRIMES Ellen Orford
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Helena
TURN OF THE SCREW Miss Jessel
Dvorak RUSALKA Rusalka
JANACEK THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN Fox
JENUFA Jenufa
KAT’A KABANOVA Kat’a
OSUD Míla
FIBICH SARKA Svatava
MASCAGNI CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Santuzza
MASSENET HERODIADE Salome
MOZART DON GIOVANNI Donna Elvira
COSI FAN TUTTE Fiordiligi
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO Vitellia
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Countess
MUSSORGSKY SOROCHINSKY FAIR Parassia
OFFENBACH LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN Giulietta
PUCCINI SUOR ANGELICA Suor Angelica
LA BOHEME Mimi/Musetta
TOSCA Tosca
SMETANA THE BARTERED BRIDE Marenka
R. STRAUSS SALOME Salome
TCHAIKOVSKY EUGENE ONEGIN Tatyana
PIQUE DAME Lisa
TIPPETT A MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE Jennifer
VERDI OTELLO Desdemona (excerpts)
WALTON TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Cressida
WAGNER DAS RHEINGOLD Freia/Wellgunde
DIE WALKÜRE Gerhilde
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Gutrune
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER Senta
WEILL RISE & FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY Jenny
WEINBERG THE PASSENGER Martha
BRITTEN OUR HUNTING FATHERS
DVORAK TE DEUM
STABAT MATER
JANACEK GLAGOLITIC MASS

SYMPHONY 4
SYMPHONY 8

MENDELSSOHN ELIJAH
MOZART REQUIEM
POULENC GLORIA
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STRAUSS FOUR LAST SONGS
WAGNER LIEBESTOD

WESENDONCK LIEDER

RACHMANINOFF THE BELLS
SZYMANOWSKI STABAT MATER
TIPPETT CHILD OF OUR TIME

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