Canadian soprano Erin Wall, a renowned vocal actor and regular visitor to Australia, has died at the age of 44.

“Erin Marie Wall passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 8 from complications due to metastatic breast cancer,” her management Harrison Parrott said in a statement. “She is survived by her husband, Roberto Mauro, children Michael and Julia Mauro, sister Shannon Wall, parents Michael and Suzanne Wall and many family and friends.”

Erin Wall. Photo © Kristin Hoebermann

Wall was born in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada, in 1975 and grew up in Vancouver. She took part in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center in 2001, launching a career that would take her to orchestras and opera houses around the world. She has maintained her relationship with Lyric Opera of Chicago ever since.

“All of us at Lyric Opera of Chicago are heartbroken at the news of Erin Wall’s death,” said the company’s General Director Anthony Freud in a statement. “All of us were inspired by her artistry, her spirit and her commitment to the art form and her colleagues. She will be very, very missed.”

Wall made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera...

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