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Mary Wilson


In high demand on the concert stage, Mary Wilson has most-recently appeared with the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Orchestra, St, Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and at the Hollywood Bowl.  She has worked with conductors including Nicholas McGegan, Bernard Labadie, Martin Pearlman, Martin Haselböck, JoAnn Falletta and Leonard Slatkin.  An exciting interpreter of Baroque repertoire, especially Handel, she has appeared with Musica Angelica, American Bach Soloists, Boston Baroque, Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis, Baltimore Handel Choir, Florida Bach Festival, and the Carmel Bach Festival.  On the opera stage, she is especially noted for her portrayals of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Gilda in Rigoletto.  She has created leading roles in North American and World premiere performances of Dove’s Flight (Controller), Glass’ Galileo Galilei (Grand Duchess Christina) and Petitgirard’s Joseph Merrick dit L’Elephant Man (Le Colorature).  She has appeared most-recently with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Dayton Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Goodman Theatre.   Opera News heralded her first solo recording, Mary Wilson Sings Handel, stating “Wilson’s luminous voice contains so much charisma,” they dubbed her recording one of their “Best of the Year.”

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