Erin Wall | Meet the Artists

Soprano. Marguerite in Faust.

Canadian soprano Erin makes her eagerly awaited return to WNO after portraying Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in 2007. She has performed leading roles at many of the world’s greatest opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Opéra National de Paris, and the Vienna Staatsoper.

Of her performance of the title role in Thaïs, Financial Times said Erin “wields a soprano of radiance, pristine beauty, and tingling top notices…she made us believe every word.”

Fun fact: Erin has run 2 marathons, 10 half-marathons, and countless 10ks and 5ks.

Listen to Erin sing in Don Giovanni and discuss how she manages technical challenges.

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Marcelo Puente | Meet the Artists

Tenor. Title role in Faust.

Hailing from Argentina, Marcelo makes his WNO debut after engagements at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Stuttgart, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Hamburg State Opera, State Opera Prague, and more.

The in-demand tenor studied at the Córdoba Conservatory and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, with Renato Sassola. Other roles in his developing repertoire include Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and Calaf in Turandot.

Fun fact: If Marcelo could pick three opera characters to have dinner with, he says he’d discuss love, destiny, politics, songs, and poetry with Manrico (Il trovatore), Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), and Radames (Aida).

Listen to Marcelo sing in Il Trovatore.