New works have featured prominently in Anna’s repertoire, and she has created major roles in The Hive and Corruption for Chamber Made Opera, The Dancing Master (Riverside Studios London) and the title role of Katerina for WNO MAX, an opera for children based on the story of Katya Kabanova.
She has sung under the baton of many leading conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Tugan Sokhiev, Carlo Rizzi, Daniel Harding, Richard Gill, Graham Jackson, Anthony Negus and Gareth Jones and been directed by Richard Jones, Calixto Bieto,Peter Stein, Phyllida Lloyd, Elaine Kidd, Neil Armfield, Adam Cook, Stephen Page and Aidan Lang.
Concerts and recital highlights include performances of Baroque Arias at the Dublin Grand Concert Hall, Bach and Mendelssohn Cantatas at the St David’s Festival, Les Nuits d’Ete conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony and Dvorak’s Te Deum, Walton’s Facade,Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation.
As a chorister, Anna has worked for the Welsh National Opera, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera Choruses. She has been a session singer with the London Voices, including performing for the United Nations under Sir Georg Solti with them and recording La Boheme with Roberto Alagna.
Throughout her performing career, Anna has always taken a keen interest in bringing opera and working with young musicians from primary school age upwards. She participated in the inaugural Training for Education course run by the director Stephen Langridge and singer Mary King at the Britten-Pears School, and has participated in and run many worships for schoolchildren. She also has a busy private teaching practice, teaches singing in leading P-12 schools, and is an active Committee Member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, for whom she has helped organise weekend seminars with the leading UK teacher Mark Meylan on Music Theatre, workshops on Vocal Health with Debbie Phyland and Annie Strauch and masterclasses with the International teacher Neil Semer. She has completed Estill Levels 1 & 2 and studied Kodaly Level 1 Primary.
She gained a Bachelor of Music Honours degree in Performance and Musicology from King’s College London University and then won an entrance scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for Postgraduate Vocal Studies.
She also won bursaries to work with Diane Forlano, Susanne Danco and Anthony Rolfe Johnson at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh. She has studied with Janice Chapman, Dinah Harris and more recently Raymond Connell, and has worked extensively with coaches David Harper, Linnhe Robertson and Michael Pollock.
Anna has worked as a soloist in the UK with companies including Welsh National Opera and WNO MAX, Buxton Festival Opera, Surrey Opera and English Pocket Opera and since moving to Melbourne with OzOpera, Victorian Opera, Melbourne City Opera and ChamberMade Opera. Roles include Zerlina/Don Giovanni, Frasquita/Carmen, Papagena/The Magic Flute,Sandman and Dew Fairy/Hansel and Gretel, Cockerel/The Cunning Little Vixen, The Vixen/The Cunning Little Vixen for WNO; Micaela/Carmen for English Pocket Opera: Johanna/Sweeney Todd for Surrey Opera; Belinda/Dido and Aeneas for Palace Opera at Holland Park; Susanna/The Marriage of Figaro, Rosina/The Barber of Seville for Melbourne City Opera; Atalanta/Xerxes and Second Lady/The Magic Flute for Victorian Opera; Noel/The Hive and Her/Corruption for ChamberMade; Khat/Midnite for OzOpera at the Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals. In 2015 she sang the title role in Rusalka for XL Arts and future performances include concerts of Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock and Mozart Concert Arias with orchestra.
She has also covered roles for WNO including Despina/Cosi Fan Tutte, Servilia/La Clemenza di Tito, Karolka/Jenufa, and for Victorian Opera 2nd Naiad/Ariadne auf Naxos, andThe White Queen/Alice Through the Looking Glass.