"the sweetly flexible mezzo Anna Stéphany with an angelic presence"
"Ms. Stéphany was radiant. Her voice is a marvelously even blend of focus, power and warmth across the range. In 'Giulio Cesare' her clean, solid technique supported performances of jubilant brilliance."
"...it's Anna Stéphany's show: she sweeps all before her as a magnificent Serse."
"Anna Stéphany sings superbly as the capricious Serse. Her glowing, impassioned mezzo presents a more sympathetic character, while giving full vent to Serse’s petulant wilfulness elsewhere."
"Stéphany combined vocal beauty with convincing characterisation in ‘Ah! Whither should we fly’... Stéphany’s lower register was rich and sonorous, and she dared to adopt a whispering pianissimo to moving effect."
"Another standout performance from stylish Mezzo Soprano Anna Stéphany." Monteverdi's Ulisse, Zurich Opera House.
Performances Sept Oct Nov 2015Further information
Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany has been praised for her stage-craft and for possessing a voice that The New York Times calls “a marvelously even blend of focus, power and warmth”. Ms. Stéphany joined Zürich Opera House in 2012/13 where she made her debut as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Future roles in Zürich include Siebel in Gounod’s Faust; Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann; Minerva in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and Komponist in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.