Louise Callinan
Based in France, Sydney born Mezzo Soprano Louise Callinan was accepted into the Centre de Formation Lyrique (Young Artist Programme) of the Opéra National de Paris. Louise made her debut with the Opéra National de Paris as The Page RIGOLETTO and since then has performed many roles including Meg Page FALSTAFF, Ninetta LES VEPRES SICILIENNE, Zweite Dame DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Suor Zelatrice in Suor Angelica. She made her debut with Opera Australia in the title role of LA CENERENTOLA and returned to sing Rosina IL BARBIERI DI SIVIGLIA. She sang Ninetta in Haydn’s IL MONDO DELLA LUNA in Nantes, Angers, Rennes and Le Théâtre National du Luxembourg. She appeared as Dorabella COSI FAN TUTTE with Israeli Opera under Dan Ettinger, in PARSIFAL at the Staatsoper Berlin under Daniel Barenboim and made her debut in THE FLY under Placido Domingo at LA Opera. She made her debut with L’Opéra Comique in Paris as Sylvain LA CHANSON DE FORTUNIO by Offenbach, under Jean-Luc Tingaud and sang Tigrana EDGAR in Valladolid.
Her concert repertoire includes appearances with l'Ensemble Orchestral de Paris at the Théâtre de Champs Elysées, with the Chicago Symphony in the Ravinia Festival and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican London. In recital she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, London with Graham Johnson.
On CD Louise Callinan sang La Seconda Elfe in Respighi's LA CAMPANA SOMMERSA in Montpellier and she appeared as Second Lady in the Kenneth Branagh film of THE MAGIC FLUTE.
Most recently she appeared as Samaritana FRANCESCA DA RIMINI (Zandonai) under Daniel Oren at the Bastille for Opéra National de Paris, and she returned to Valladolid to make her role debut as Dalila SAMSON ET DALILA under Francisco Lara Tejero and made her debut at Teatro Verdi di Trieste: Samaritana FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, conductor Kovatchev.
Future Engagements Include:
  • Opéra National de Paris: Mercedes CARMEN, conductor Philippe Jordan.
  • Opéra National de Paris: Wellgunde DAS RHEINGOLD, conductor Philippe Jordan.
  • Opéra National de Paris: Roßweiße DIE WALKÜRE, conductor Philippe Jordan
  • Opéra National de Paris: Wellgunde DIE GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, conductor Philippe Jordan.
  • Opéra National de Paris: Zweite Dame DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE conductor Philippe Jordan
  • Théâtre & Musique, Paris: Erda DAS RHEINGOLD (European tour) Peter Rundel
  • Théâtre & Musique, Paris: Erda SIEGFRIED (European tour) conductor: Peter Rundel
  • Opéra National de Paris: Bersi ANDREA CHENIER, conducted by Daniel Oren