Anna Dennis - Soprano
Described by the Times as a "delectable soprano and a serene, ever-sentient presence", Anna studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker. Notable concert performances have included Britten's War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie, a programme of Russian operatic arias with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, Handel's Joshua with Laurence Cummings at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney Opera House, Haydn's Creation with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan, the Russian premiere of Thomas Ades' Life Story at the Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, and the modern premiere of Rameau's Anacreon of 1754 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Her BBC Proms appearances include performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Anna twice created title roles in new operas at the Almeida Theatre - The Girl of Sand and Ariadne, both composed by Elena Langer, and more recent opera roles include: Emira/Handel’s Siroe (with Laurence Cummings, Göttingen Händel Festspiele), Paride/Gluck's Paride ed Elena (with Andreas Spering, Nuremberg Opera House) Katherine Dee/Damon Albarn's Dr Dee (English National Opera), Ilia/Mozart’s Idomeneo and l'Ingrata/Monteverdi's Ballo delle Ingrate, both directed by Graham Vick (Birmingham Opera Company), premieres of Francisco Coll's Cafe Kafka (Royal Opera House/Opera North/Aldeburgh) and Jonathan Dove's The Walk From The Garden (Salisbury Festival), Flora/Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig (Young Vic), Francesca/Edward Rushton’s The Shops (Bregenz Festspiele/Royal Opera House), Moll Hackabout/Will Tuckett's Pleasure's Progress (Royal Opera House), Kyoto/ Yannis Kyriakides’ An Ocean of Rain (Aldeburgh Festival/Amsterdam Muziekgebouw) and Strawberry Seller & Strolling Player/Britten’s Death in Venice (La Scala, Milan).
She has recently performed Carmina Burana with Paul McCreesh and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, and the Christmas Oratorios with the Nederlands Kammerkoor and Concerto Copenhagen. Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Gabrieli Consort at Wigmore Hall in London, performances at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, a concert of with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, a production of Andrea Chenier with Opera North, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra.