Born in Belfast, soprano Giselle Allen graduated with honours in music from the University of Wales, before pursuing her vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Royal Academy of Music.
Operatic appearances include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the title roles in Katya Kabanova, Jenufa and Rusalka, and Freia in Das Rheingold for Opera North; Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes for Komische Oper, Berlin; Gerhilde in Die Walkure and Martha in The Passenger for ENO; Marie in Wozzeck, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; the title role in Tosca for Northern Ireland Opera; and Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw for Opera North, Glyndebourne Festival and Northern Ireland Opera.
This season Giselle will sing with Northern Ireland Opera and Welsh National Opera. Future roles include Ellen Orford for Opera North and Miss Jessel for Opéra National de Lyon.
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