Margaret Jane Wray

Margaret Jane Wray has been acclaimed for her
performances in many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, the Seattle Opera, Teatro Regio in Torino, the Paris Opera, the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, and many others. She has been especially identified as a Wagnerian Soprano and has appeared internationally as Senta in Der Fliegende Hollaender, Elisabeth in Tannhauser, Elsa in Lohengrin, Eva in Die Meistersinger, Sieglinde in Die Walkuere, and both Brangaene and Isolde in Tristan und Isolde. She has also won acclaim for roles as diverse as Amneris in Aida, Marguerite in Damnation de Faust, Mme Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmelites, as well as Sister Helen in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Margaret Jane Wray made her debut at the Canadian Opera Company in January of 2013 in her first staged performances as Isolde. In the summer of
2013 she also returned to the Seattle Opera as Sieglinde in Die Walkuere, which can perhaps be considered her signature role. She sang her first Sieglinde at the Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse and has subsequently sang as Sieglinde at the Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Nice and in several seasons in the Seattle Opera’s celebrated production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The New York Times in reviewing a performance of Sieglinde at the Metropolitan Opera wrote: “The biggest ovation of the night went to soprano Margaret Jane Wray, who was a vocally lustrous and vulnerable Sieglinde.”