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Soprano Anna Devin makes La Scala, Welsh National Opera and Vienna Philharmonic debuts in 2016

Saturday 23 January: Debut with Vienna Philharmonic under Marc Minkowski with Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Salzburg Grosses Festspielhaus

Friday 29 January: Acis and Galatea trilogy (Handel, Mozart and Mendelssohn) with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble under Marc Minkowski, Salzburg Haus für Mozart

Thursday 18 February – Saturday 9 April: Welsh National Opera debut. ‘Susanna’ in touring new production of The Marriage of Figaro

Tuesday 17 May – Monday 6 June: La Scala debut. ‘La bergère’ and ‘La chauve-souris’ in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.

“A voice as liquid and sparkling as the best champagne”

The Times

Following a highly successful 2015 including critically-acclaimed performances at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne on Tour and opening the London Handel Festival, soprano Anna Devin continues the 2015/16 season with a number of important debuts including: Vienna Philharmonic as part of the Salzburg Mozartwoche; at Teatro alla Scala in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges and with Welsh National Opera as ‘Susanna’ in a UK-wide tour of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Devin begins the year with two performances at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg under Marc Minkowski. The first, her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, is in Mendelssohn’s Symphony Cantata Lobgesang (23 January). Devin returns to join Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble for a special evening celebrating Handel’s “little opera” Acis and Galatea. The evening features the original alongside Mozart’s adaptation from 1788 and Mendelssohn’s expanded version for the Berlin Sing-Akademie in 1828-29 for full-scale symphony orchestra and chorus, written when he was just 19 (19 January).

In February Devin returns to a role close to her heart, making her debut with Welsh National Opera as ‘Susanna’ in Mozart’s much-loved The Marriage of Figaro. Lothar Koenigs and Timothy Burke conduct a new production directed by Tobias Richter opening in Cardiff (18 February) before travelling to Birmingham (2 March), Llandudno (9 March), Bristol (16 March), Southampton (23 March), Milton Keynes (30 March) and Plymouth (6 April).

In May, Devin heads to Milan to make her much-awaited La Scala debut, again with Marc Minkowski, in Ravel’s fairy-tale opera L’enfant et les sortilèges to perform the roles of ‘La bergère’ and ‘La chauve-souris in Laurent Pelly’s 2012 production from the Glyndebourne Festival (17 May).

These important international debuts open a new chapter in Devin’s exciting career. 2015 saw Devin play ‘Nanetta’ in Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff at the Royal Opera House, described by the Spectator as “the stand-out in a strong revival cast.”

Earlier in the year she took the title role in Handel’s Semele, opening the London Handel Festival under Laurence Cummings and performed the role of ‘Michal’ in Handel’s Saul for the Glyndebourne Tour, in a revival cast “even better than its summer hit.” (The Observer). The 2014/15 season culminated in Anna receiving a prestigious Helpman Award for ‘Best Supporting female in an opera” for her portrayal of Clotilde in Handel’s Faramondo at Brisbane Baroque.

“From Ainslie’s suppleness of tone to Devin’s unguarded brilliance…it’s a triumph.”

The Times on Glyndebourne’s touring production of Handel’s Saul.

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Anna Devin

Widely acknowledged as one of today’s brightest young sopranos for her vocal versatility and strong stage presence, Anna Devin has established an international career since graduating from the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist programme in 2012.

Highlights of the upcoming 2015/16 season include appearances with Glyndebourne Touring Opera (Michal, Saul); Lausanne Bach Festival (Messiah); Seattle Symphony (Messiah), Welsh National Opera (Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro); Mozartwoche in Salzburg (Acis and Galatea); Haydn’s Lobgesang with the Vienna Philharmonic; debut at La Scala, Milan in L’enfant et les sortileges; and a return collaboration with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

The 2014/15 season saw her perform a typically diverse repertoire at the Royal Opera House; Wigmore, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth & Carnegie Halls; Glyndebourne; Theatre des Champs-Elysees; Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid; Theatre an der Wien and in Moscow and Houston. The season included role debuts as Nanetta (Falstaff) under Michael Schønwandt at Royal Opera House; Oberto (Alcina) with The English Concert under Harry Bicket on an international tour; Morgana (also from Alcina) with the Russian National Orchestra under Chris Moulds; the title role of Semele which opened the London Handel Festival under Laurence Cummings and several appearances at Wigmore Hall with Classical Opera.

Appearances in the United States included Oberto (Alcina) at Carnegie Hall; the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra for Messiah and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. Other recent highlights have included Marie (La fille du régiment) at the Royal Opera House; Clotilde (Faramondo) under Lawrence Cummings at the Handel Festival Göttingen; Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Scottish Opera under Speranza Scappucci; ‘A’ in Luke Bedford’s new commission Through His Teeth  at Royal Opera House; Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at Garsington Opera under Martin André; Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Glyndebourne Touring Opera under Jonathan Cohen and Silvia (L’isola Disabitata) with the Royal Opera House at the Hobart Festival in Tasmania conducted by Oliver Gooch.

A frequent concert performer, Devin’s repertoire encompasses a vast range of both sacred and secular works, and she has appeared as part of the BBC Proms with the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, the London Handel Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival, Belfast Festival as well as with the RTÉ NSO and Ulster Orchestra.

Other conductors Devin has performed for include Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, William Christie, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Andrew Davis.

Recordings include Mozart’s Tamiri (Il Re Pastore) and Arbate (Mitridate) and Handel’s Faramondo.

An alumna of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Britten-Pears YAP and the National Opera Studio, Anna Devin has garnered awards including the Maggie Teyte and Miriam Licette Scholarships, Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, Singers’ Prize at the Gerald Moore Awards and the Audience Prize in the London Handel Singing Competition. She is an Associate Artist with Classical Opera with whom she records and performs with regularly.

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