Ellen Wieser


Hailed by critics for her “ethereal”, “powerful yet lucid”, and “silvery bright” voice, soprano Ellen Wieser is a two-time laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and was awarded the FIDAPA prize at the 2014 Alcamo International Voice Competition in Sicily. Her career highlights include the roles of Justice Ginsburg (Castleton Festival, Scalia/Ginsburg World Premiere), Clorinda (Cinderella) and Frasquita (Carmen) with Opera Lyra Ottawa, Helena in Tobin Stokes’ The Vinedressers (Highlands Opera), and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) with Opera da Camera, solo appearances at the Jeonju International Sori Festival and with the Korea Union Orchestra (South Korea), and Reich’s Tehillim (Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra). She recently completed a concert tour of Japan, and has been featured at the Prince Edward County Music Festival (Barber Hermit Songs, Sokolovic Tanzer Lieder), and Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival.