Anna H​arvey



mezzo soprano


English 

​Mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey is currently the Welsh National Opera Associate Artist and recipient of The Chris Ball Bursary. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, Anna studied on the Opera Course under Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, was a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Scholar and a member of Song Circle, and graduated with the Alumni Development Award for a singularly distinguished studentship.

Upcoming performances include a national tour of Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus for Welsh National Opera, Madg/Schlepptragerin Elektra under Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Verbier Festival, Ramiro La finta giardiniera for the Ryedale Festival, a recital of Brahms and Schumann at the Aldeburgh Festival, Vivaldi Gloria with Archangelo under Jonathan Cohen at the Wigmore Hall, Mozart Requiem with the Manchester Camerata under Gabor Takács-Nagy and Jean-Claud Picard, and Bach B Minor Mass with Gabrieli under Paul McCreesh in Gdansk, Aldeburgh and London.


The 2016/2017 season has seen debuts at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (Zulma L’Italiana in Algeri, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, Groom/Theatregardrobiere/Gymnasiast Lulu, Kay Die Schneekönigin), Theater Chemnitz (Goffredo Rinaldo), Landestheater Altenburg / Bühnen der Stadt Gera (Leonard Evers Gold!) and Theater Nordhausen (Page Salome) and a return to Welsh National Opera (cover Octavian Der Rosenkavalier), as well as concert performances with La Nuova Musica and the Royal Choral Society and a recording for Hyperion with Archangelo. A particular highlight was performing at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, in Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music.

In the 2015/2016 season, engagements included La Grosse Dame Les mamelles de Tirésias (Dutch National Opera), Bradamante Alcina (Longborough Festival Opera), Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival Opera/cover Welsh National Opera), cover Serafin Figaro Gets a Divorce (Welsh National Opera), Handel Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall and the Cadogan Hall, Haydn Nelson Mass and Paukenmesse with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vivaldi La Senna Festeggiante at the Spitalfields Festival with The English Concert under Harry Bicket, Mozart Requiem with Gabrieli at the Gstaad and Beaune Festivals, and Bach B Minor Mass with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Paul McCreesh.

In previous seasons, Anna has performed under conductors including Nicholas Cleobury, Jane Glover and Masaaki Suzuki at Lincoln Center, New York, with opera companies and orchestras including Birmingham Opera Company, West Green Opera, Tête à Tête, Garsington Opera , BBC Concert Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall. A keen exponent of song repertoire, Anna has performed recitals at the Holywell Music Room, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge and Wigmore Hall.

Anna is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2015 London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize, the English and Russian Song Prizes and the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, and a 2014 Leonard Ingrams Foundation Award from Garsington Opera.

German

Anna Harvey studierte in Cambridge und an der Royal Academy of Music in London. Die britische Mezzosopranistin wurde bereits mehrfach ausgezeichnet, u.a. mit dem »London Bach Society Singers Prize«, den »English and Russian Song Prizes«, dem »Dame Kiri Te Kanawa«- Stipendium und dem »Alumni Development Graduation Award« der Royal Academy of Music. 2014 gewann sie den »Leonard Ingrams Foundation Award« der Garsington Opera.

Engagements führten Anna Harvey bereits an internationale Opernhäuser wie die Niederländische Nationaloper, die Welsh National Opera, die Longborough Festival Opera, die Birmingham Opera Company und die Garsington Opera. Darüber hinaus war sie Solistin in Konzerten mit dem Gabrieli, dem English Concert und dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dem Hallé Orchestra sowie dem BBC Symphony und BBC Concert Orchestra. Außerdem sang sie bei Musikfestivals in Gstaad und Beaune, bei der Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, beim Spitalfields, und beim Edinburgh Festival. Ein besonderes Highlight ihrer Karriere war ihr Auftritt bei der »Last Night of the Proms« in der Royal Albert Hall mit dem BBC Symphony Orchestra unter der Leitung von Sakari Oramo.

Zu Anna Harveys Repertoire gehören Partien wie Bradamante in »Alcina«, Cherubino in »Le nozze di Figaro«, Eine Frau in »Les mamelles de Tirésia, Serafin in »Figaro Gets a Divorce«. Darüber hinaus sang sie Arien aus Händels »Messiah«, Haydns »Nelson-« und »Paukenmesse«, »La Senna Festeggiante« von Vivaldi, Bachs »h-Moll-Messe« und im Mozart »Requiem«.

​Sie ist in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 am Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar, am Landestheater Altenburg Gera, dem Theater Nordhausen, und am Theater Chemnitz zu arbeiten.