The first Australian to be accepted into the Young Artist Program at the Opéra National de Paris, mezzo soprano Louise Callinan is also the winner of the prestigious AROP prize of Opéra National de Paris.
Louise Callinan has sung with BBC Symphony, Chicago Symphony, l'Orchestre National d'Ile deFrance, Théâtre du Châtelet, LA Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Opera Australia, Israeli Opera, Opéra de Rennes, Angers Nantes Opéra and Theatre de l'Opera Luxembourg. She began her career with roles such as Angelina (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte) and has interpreted numerous roles at Opéra National de Paris, notably Meg Page (Falstaff ) conducted by Conlon, une Femme (K... de Manoury), Zweiter Dame (Die Zauberflöte) Suor Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) conducted by Philippe Jordan and Samaritana (Francesca da Rimini) conducted by Daniel Oren. Louise starred as 2nd lady in the film version of (The Magic Flute) directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Recently, her roles have included Tigrana (Edgar) Dalila (Samson et Dalila) in Valladolid, Erda (Das Rheingold) and (Siegfried) and Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) with REMIX ensemble under the direction of Peter Rundel at the Casa da Musica in Porto, Strasbourg - Palais des fëtes, Paris - Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de Nîmes, Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Grand Théâtre de Reims, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Amneris (Aïda) at Opera Bélarus Minsk, Herodiade (Herodiade - Massenet) Laura Adorno (La Gioconda) in Valladolid and Rossweisse (Die Walküre), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung) and Zweiter Dame (Die Zauberflöte) at Opéra National de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan.
On the concert platform highlights include Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with REMIX ensemble at the Casa da Musica in Porto, Opera in the Arboretum open air concert in Australia alongside Cheryl Barker and José Carbó, Handel’s Messiah with the Sydney Philharmonia and Verdi's Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Louise will return to the Casa da Musica for her debut of Symphony No. 2 by Mahler.