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Anna Dennis - Soprano

Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Noelle Barker. Performances include Britten's War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, Mozart’s Mass in Cminor and Beethoven’s Mass in C for the Clarion Music Society in New York, and Shostakovich’s Seven Blok Lyrics at St. John’s Smith Square, Anna’s performances of Berio’s Folksongs (Britten Sinfonia), George Crumb song cycles (Galliard Ensemble), and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire (Psappha), were all broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

She has recently given duet recitals in Lille and Strasbourg Opera houses with Concert d’Astrée, appeared at the BBC Proms with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Ades, sung the premiere of a new Michael Berkely piece at the Cheltenham Festival, and appeared in concert with the Britten Sinfonia in the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival and in Krakow.

Anna has twice created title roles in operatic premieres at the Almeida Theatre - The Girl of Sand and Ariadne, both composed by Elena Langer. Other recent opera roles include: Ilia in Mozart’s Idmeneo and l'Ingrata in Monteverdi's Ballo delle Ingrate, both directed by Graham Vick (Birmingham Opera Company), Emira in Handel’s Siroe (Oper der Zeit, Austria), Ninfa in Monteverdi’s Orfeo (ENO), Flora in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic), Francesca in Edward Rushton’s The Shops (Bregenz Festival and ROH Linbury), Tormentilla in Vaughan Williams’ The Poisoned Kiss (New Sussex Opera), Kyoto in Yannis Kyriakides’ An Ocean of Rain (Aldeburgh Festival / Almeida / Amsterdam Muziekgebouw / Rotterdam Shouwburg) and Strawberry Seller/Strolling Player in Britten’s Death in Venice (ENO/La Monnaie)

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