"Shining soprano Mary Wilson, a gift from the gods if I ever heard one…her singing was exquisite.” — San Francisco Classical Voice
"She proved why many in the opera world are heralding her as an emerging star. She is simply amazing, with a voice that induces goose bumps and a stage presence that is mesmerizing.” — Arizona Daily Star
MARY WILSON (soprano) is acknowledged as one of today's most exciting young artists. Cultivating a wide-ranging career singing chamber music, oratorio and operatic repertoire, her “bright soprano seems to know no terrors, wrapping itself seductively around every phrase.” (Dallas Morning News)
Engagements during the current season include the role of Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Boston Baroque, Beethoven’s Symhony No. 9 with the Dayton Philharmonic, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Hadyn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Kansas City Symphony, and Messiah with Nicholas McGegan and the Detroit Symphony and with the Cleveland Orchestra. She sings Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate with the Quad Cities Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Mozart’s Requiem with the Florida Bach Festival, Carmina Burana with the Boulder Philharmonic, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Boston Baroque, Mozart’s Requiem with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Bach’s St. John Passion with Musica Angelica, and joins St. Olaf College for a distinguished alumni recital and American Bach Soloists for a concert of Handel and Bach.
In high demand on the concert stage, she has most-recently appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Orchestra, St, Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Detroit Symphony, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, VocalEssence, 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.