Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)
Performer (soprano)

Hailed by critics for her “ethereal”, “powerful yet lucid”, and “silvery bright” voice, soprano Ellen Wieser has performed with symphonies and opera companies across the United States, Canada and Asia, with career highlights at Glimmerglass Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Castleton Festival, where she created the role of Justice Ginsburg in the acclaimed world premiere of Scalia-Ginsburg. Concert highlights have included soloist appearances with the symphonies of Kentucky, Baton Rouge, Lansing, Daytona, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and in Canada, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, NACO, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Lyra Ottawa. Ellen maintains relationships with a number of gifted Canadian and American composers. Recent premieres have included No Masque for Good Measure by Matthew Ricketts, Meriwether by Jim Lahti, Nessie by Danielle Post, Luna Pearl Woolf’s One to One to One, Isaiah Cecarelli’s Toute clarté m’est obscure, Defora fai sinhes lo finestra, and Da caelo servare, Matthew Ricketts’ Song Cycle, Danny Clay’s Children’s Songs, and Jim Lahti’s Three Songs on Poems of Hart Crane. A graduate of the prestigious San Francisco Opera Merola Program, Ellen holds a BMus from the University of Manitoba, and an MMus and Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.