Music & Truffles KIDS: Mezzo Soprano Wallis Giunta


Nov 24, 2019
1:15 PM


Give your children their first taste of classical music.

Join us as Music & Truffles KIDS celebrates its 16th birthday with an inspiring season of fresh, interactive music events sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Our unique one hour format for the 2018-19 season features three unique string quartets from United States, Britain & Canada, a wind quintet, and a trio of artistic directors!

Joanna will be back to host our shows!  Watch her and our artists in action in the playlist below. 

Music & Truffles KIDS is designed for young people ages 5 to 11, but it is also a great series for adults just starting to explore the mysteries and ecstasies of classical music – you are not required to bring a young person, and you will get a Lindt chocolate truffle anyway!

THE SHOW: A beautiful, happy voice, glamorous charisma plus Steven Philcox at the piano. Merriment guaranteed!

Irish-Canadian mezzo, Wallis Giunta, has been named “Young Singer of the Year” in the 2018 International Opera Awards, “Young Artist of the Year” by The Arts Desk and “Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera.” She is a rising star, in demand internationally for her exquisite sound, effortless skill, and intelligent musicality. Her versatility extends from operatic Mozart to Kurt Weill cabaret, music theatre to the Metropolitan Opera.

Her 2018/19 season included UK debuts with the BBC Proms and the Grange Festival as Mozart’s Cherubino, with the MDR Sinfonieorchester as Haydn’s Bereniceand with the Royal Opera House Muscat in La Traviata. She also debuted the title roles in Carmen and Der Rosenkavalier, for Oper Leipzig, and Mozart’s Idamante for Toronto’s Opera Atelier.

Wallis is a passionate recitalist, having performed at Aspen, Caramoor, Banff, Luminato, Music & Beyond, and Ottawa Chamber Music festivals. In December, she will perform in Australia. She is the grateful recipient of multiple career grants. Accompanied by collaborative pianist Steven Philcox, she will present a programme that includes Art Song & Lieder by Barber, Britten, De Falla, Schumann, Sondheim, and more.

“… especially celebrated in Leipzig for her Rossini, and now as Carmen in an acclaimed role debut…conquers the title role with her glorious, bright braided hair, soprano-coloured upper range, and excellent diction through her velvety vocal lines” Oper! Das Magazine

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80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON

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