Erin Wall Wins Battle With Breast Cancer (UPDATE)

By Francisco Salazar

Erin Wall has announced that she has beat her battle with cancer.

The soprano, who canceled numerous engagements last year due to chemotherapy announced that she was clear of the disease.

The soprano was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and said, “I’m singing previously booked concerts as I am able while undergoing chemo. I will be resuming opera performances in the fall, after completing treatment in the summer.”

Walls returns to the stage in the role of Chrysothemis in Strauss’s “Elektra” this week at the Canadian Opera Company and is also scheduled to sing the role of Marguerite in “Faust” at the Washington National Opera. 

This summer she sings the Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the National Arts Centre.

UPDATE : A statement from Erin Wall 

Hi I really appreciate the positive wishes. Unfortunately, I have either been misquoted or misread. While I had a clear scan last week, I am considered NED (no evidence of disease). 

No doctor has pronounced me cancer-free, and I am still undergoing treatment (tamoxifen and zoladex) and will be undergoing treatment for 5-10 more years. 25% of breast cancer patients experience a return of the disease and doctors do not pronounce us “cured” at any stage

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