Ms. Willis-Sørensen’s 2023/24 season includes a role debut and two exciting house debuts. She begins at the Grand Théâtre de Genève reprising her acclaimed Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlos which she debuted in Chicago last year. At the Wiener Staatsoper, she performs two more roles in Verdi operas; her first engagement in Vienna includes a return to the role of Desdemona in Otello, followed by Elena in the Italian version of I Vespri Siciliani. In Paris, she makes her first role debut of the season, as Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Opéra national de Paris, also marking her house debut. In February, she performs the role of Elsa in Lohengrin at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and then returns to LA Opera as Violetta in La Traviata. She makes her debut at Santa Fe Opera in the summer as The Marschallin in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. On the concert stage, she performs Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Wiener Konzerthaus, and R. Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Houston Symphony as part of their Strauss Festival under the baton of Maestro Juraj Valčuha.
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