Anna Dennis

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Anna Dennis

Anna Dennis studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker. Her Concert performances have included Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at the Berlin Philharmonie, Thomas Ades’ “Life Story” accompanied by the composer at the Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival in New York, a programme of Russian operatic arias with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Sydney Opera House, and Josef Haydn’s “Schöpfung” with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan. 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.

Recent operatic roles include: Paride in Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Paride ed Elena” (Nuremberg Opera House), Katherine Dee in Damon Albarn’s “Dr Dee” (English National Opera), Emira in Georg Friedrich Handel’s “Siroe” (with Laurence Cummings, Göttingen Händel Festspiele), Bersi in “Andrea Chenier” by Umberto Giordano (Opera North) and Ilia in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Idomeneo” directed by Graham Vick (Birmingham Opera Company).

A keen interpreter of contemporary music, Anna has created roles in premieres of Francisco Coll’s “Cafe Kafka” (Royal Opera House/Opera North), Jonathan Dove’s “The Walk From The Garden” (Salisbury Festival), Edward Rushton’s “The Shops” (Bregenz Festspiele), Will Tuckett’s “Pleasure’s Progress” (Royal Opera House), and Yannis Kyriakides’ “An Ocean of Rain” (Aldeburgh Festival).

Her recordings include Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Anacreon” of 1754 with the Orchestra of the Age Enlightenment, Handel’s “Siroe” and “Joshua” with Laurence Cummings and Festspiel Orchester Göttingen, and a cd of Russian composer Elena Langer’s chamber works, “Landscape with Three People”, on the harmonia mundi label.

Performances in 2016 include Rosmene in Handel’s “Imeneo” at the Göttingen Festspiele, Despina at the Lichfield Festival, “Iphigenie en Tauride” at the International Gluck Festspiele in Nuremberg and Pergolesi's “Stabat Mater” with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon.

As of June 2017

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