Native New Zealander, Natasha Te Rupe Wilson, joins the principal ensemble at Staatsoper Stuttgart this season for roles including Nanetta Falstaff, principal soprano role in the newly-devised La Fest—a dance and music extravaganza, Thibault Don Carlos and Pamina Die Zauberflote.
As a member of the Staatsoper Stuttgart Studio last year, Natasha appeared as First Nymph Rusalka, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro and as Frasquita Carmen; additionally, she returned to Pittsburgh Opera to sing the role of Susannah Le Nozze di Figaro for which she received outstanding reviews.
“…with Natasha Wilson getting to show off her sweet-sounding upper extension in the many ensembles in which Marzelline has the highest line.” Simon Holden, Bachtrack, 20 May 2021.
“Soprano Natasha Wilson, as Alcina’s sister Morgana, poured out a glorious display of her abilities, and made the most of the character’s approach to comic relief. That she is a gifted singer was obvious from her first appearance with the company in the autumn, but Handel’s music allows her to shine far more brightly than the part of Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazons could have led one to expect. She sings with much brilliancy and possesses the stamina possible only to vocalists with the most polished of techniques.” George B. Perous, Pittsburgh In The Round, 2020
“Natasha Wilson, as Purea, proved yet again to be one of Aotearoa’s most glorious sopranos with her glittering resonant tone.” Clare Martin, NZ Musician, March 2020
“…The fresh and lyric beauty of Natasha Wilson singing a totally delicious vedrai carino, literally enrobed in roses and cream.” Clare Martin, Radio 13, 2019