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”.
One of her most coveted roles is Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; she made her role debut to critical acclaim at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2011. Ms. Stéphany will revive this role in the coming seasons with her debut at both the Royal Swedish Opera in 2015 and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2016.
"Another standout performance from stylish Mezzo Soprano Anna Stéphany."
"Stéphany combined vocal beauty with convincing characterisation in ‘Ah! Whither should we fly’ and ‘Lord to Thee each night and day'. A gentle firmness characterised the voice in ‘As with rosy steps’; Stéphany’s lower register was rich and sonorous, and she dared to adopt a whispering pianissimo to moving effect."
"Anna Stéphany sings superbly as the capricious Serse. With her glowing, impassioned mezzo, Stéphany presents a more sympathetic character, while giving full vent to Serse’s petulant wilfulness elsewhere."
"Ms. Stéphany was radiant. Her voice is a marvelously even blend of focus, power and warmth across the range. In 'Svegliatevi bel core' from 'Giulio Cesare' her clean, solid technique supported performances of jubilant brilliance."
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.Full Biography
Performance 28th September 2014Further information
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