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Anna Grevelius

  • Mezzo-Soprano


Anna Grevelius's operatic roles have included Dorabella Così fan tutte (Classical Opera Company), Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus, Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia (both RCM) and Onoria in Handel’s Ezio (RCM, as a part of the London Handel Festival), 2nd Witch Dido and Aeneas (Aix-en-Provence Festival 2006), Cecilio Lucio Silla (Classical Opera Company), Proserpina Orfeo (Drottningholm), Nerone L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Pitti-Sing Mikado and Fyodor Boris Godunov for ENO, and Rusalka at Grange Park Opera. Last season, Anna returned to ENO for her role debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville, which gained her outstanding reviews. The Financial Times wrote: ‘She makes Rossini’s decorated lines sound as natural in English as in the Italian of her Act Two singing lesson, and Grevelius’ pure, bell-like timbre has no trouble filling the theatre. In this guise she may be an English Rose-ina but one destined for far horizons.’

In 2009, she appeared at the Festival Aix-en-Provence as 2nd Lady The Magic Flute, conducted by René Jacobs. A release for Harmonia Mundi is planned for this autumn. Most recently, she sang Varvara Katya Kabanova in a new production for ENO by David Alden and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera.

In concert, she has performed Bruckner’s Te Deum under Bernard Haitink, Elijah at the 2009 Bach Festival Leipzig with Leon Botstein and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Rossini’s cantata Giovanna d’Arco at the Brighton Festival, and worked with the South Bank Sinfonia and English Chamber Orchestra. This season, she also appears with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a Mozart programme. Future concerts include Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Manchester Camerata and Douglas Boyd and The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Mozartwochen.


A gifted recitalist, Anna has recently appeared in Cambridge, at the Oxford Lieder and the Brighton Festivals, with Roger Vignoles and at London's Middle Temple Hall with Julius Drake. She is featured on the latest volume of Mendelssohn songs for Hyperion Records with pianist Eugene Asti. This programme was also presented at London’s new concert hall, King’s Place, and at Westminster School, together with soprano Sophie Daneman. Further recitals are planned at the Wigmore Hall, with Julius Drake, as well as a return to the Oxford Lieder Festival with Wolf songs.

Anna has participated in master classes with distinguished artists such as Anne-Sofie von Otter, Sarah Connolly, Ann Murray and Sir Thomas Allen (Samling Foundation). She was the winner of the 2004 Gerald Moore Award’s Singer’s Prize and the 2006 RCM Lies Askonas Competition. She is also the recipient of the the ‘Prix Gabriel Dussurget 2009’, awarded by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Her future operatic engagements include Siebel Faust for ENO, Varvara for the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Juno Platée with René Jacobs for De Nederlandse Opera, Rosina for Welsh National Opera, Sesto Giulio Cesare at Opera North, Dorabella at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Cherubino for the Opera National de Paris.