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Anna Stéphany

Mezzo-Soprano

Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany has been praised for her stage-craft and “a superb, glowing, impassioned” voice. Anna was a member of the ensemble at the Opernhaus Zurich for 2012-15, where her roles have included Charlotte Werther, Romeo I Capuleti, Hansel Hansel und Gretel and Idamante Idomeneo. As Octavian Der Rosenkavalier she has appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Swedish Opera and the Royal Opera House, as Dorabella Cosi fan Tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper and as Sesto Giulio Cesare at the Glyndebourne Festival. 

Anna’s debut solo recording Black is the Colour alongside the Labyrinth Ensemble was released in 2018 on Alpha Classics, and won critical acclaim.

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Artist Manager

Camilla Wehmeyer

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Associate

Evangeline Parker

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News

Stéphany sings Mendelssohn in Paris

Anna Stéphany joins the Orchestra National de France for a live broadcast recording of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Auditorium de Radio France, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru. Anna sings alongside soprano Christina Landshamer and with Éric Ruf reciting, in a programme also featuring Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 ‘Italian’.

 

The recording will take place on the 13 January 2021 at 8pm, and will be broadcast live on France Musique.

 

Visit the Maison de la Radio website for more information.

 

Media

Repertoire Includes

Concert

BACH

Magnificat

Mass in B Minor

St Matthew Passion

St John Passion

Christmas Oratorio

BEETHOVEN

Missa Solemnis

Symphony No. 9

BERIO

O King

BERLIOZ

L’enfance Du Christ

Les Nuits D’été

BRAHMS

Alto Rhapsody

Viola Songs

BRUCKNER

Requiem

CHAUSSON

Chanson Perpetuelle

COPLAND

In the Beginning

DELIUS

A Mass of Life

DURUFLE

Requiem

DUSAPIN

To Be Sung

DVOŘÁK

Love Songs Op. 83

ELGAR

The Dream of Gerontius

Sea Pictures

The Light of Life

The Music Makers

HANDEL

Dixit Dominus

La Lucrezia

Messiah

Solomon

HAYDN

Nelson Mass

Arianna A Naxos

Harmoniemesse

JANÁČEK

Glagolitic Mass

MAHLER

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Rückert Lieder

MENDELSSOHN

Elijah

MOZART

Mass in C Minor

Mass in C

Requiem

Thamos, King of Egypt

Vespers

Concert Aria: Vado ma dove K.583

Concert Aria: Alma grande e nobil core K.578

PERGOLESI

Stabat Mater

PROKOFIEV

Alexander Nevsky

RAVEL

Shéhérazade

ROSSINI

Petite Messe Solennelle

SCHUMANN

Frauen Liebe Und Leben

Manfred Op. 115

VIVALDI

Gloria

ZEMLINSKY

6 Maeterlinck Lieder

Opera

BELLINI

I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Romeo)

BIRTWISTLE

The Last Supper (Ghost)

The Mask Of Orpheus (Euridice Puppet/Persephone)

BRITTEN

Albert Herring (Nancy)

The Rape Of Lucretia (Lucretia)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia)

CESTI

Orontea (Orontea)

CHARPENTIER

Medée (Medée)

DOVE

The Little Green Swallow (Smeraldina)

GOUNOD

Faust (Siebel)

HANDEL

Theodora (Irene)

Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno (Piacere)

Ariodante (Ariodante)

Semele (Juno)

Alcina (Ruggiero)

Serse (Serse)

MARTINU

Juliette (Petit Arabe/1er Homme/Chasseur)

MASCAGNI

Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)

MONTEVERDI

Il Ritorno D’ulisse In Patria (Minerva)

Orfeo (Euridice/Speranze/Proserpina)

MOZART

Cosi Fan Tutte (Dorabella)

La Clemenza Di Tito (Sesto/Annio)

Idomeneo (Idamante)

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Cherubino)

OFFENBACH

La Chanson de Fortunio (Laurette/Marie)

Les Contes D’hoffmann (Nicklausse)

PURCELL

Dido & Aeneas (Dido)

RAVEL

L’heure Espagnole (Concepcion)

ROSSINI

Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Rosina)

La Cenerentola (Cenerentola)                 

La Donna Del Lago (Elena)

SAARIAHO

L’amour De Loin (Pelerin)

STRAUSS

Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky)

R. STRAUSS

Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian)

THOMAS

Mignon (Mignon)

WAGNER

Götterdämmerung (Wellgunde)

WEIR

The Vanishing Bridegroom (Daughter)

Selected Discography

Black is the Colour
Anna Stéphany (mezzo soprano) with the Labyrinth Ensemble in a collection of folk songs by Berio, Ravel and Falla.

[ALPHA CLASSICS 2018]
Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo), Andrew Tortise (tenor), Owen Gilhooly (baritone) & Jonathan Lemalu (bass baritone). BBC Singers & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

[NMC 2014]
Handel: Serse
With Anna Stephany (mezzo), Rosemary Joshua (soprano), David Daniels (counter-tenor) and Hilary Summers (contralto). Christian Curnyn conducts the Early Opera Company
Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno
With Anna Stephany (mezzo), Lucy Crowe (soprano) and Hilary Summers (contralto) with the Early Opera Company conducted by Christian Curnyn

[WIGMORE HALL, LIVE 2011]
A Gluck retrospective: Blessed Spirit
Arias and ensembles from La Semiramide riconosciuta, Ezio, La clemenza di Tito, Antigono, Il re pastore, L’Ivrogne corrigé, Orfeo ed Euridice, Telemaco, Alceste, Paride ed Elena, Ihpigénie en Aulide and Armide. Featuring Anna Stephany, Ailish Tynan and Sophie Bevan, Classical Opera Company conducted by Ian Page

[WIGMORE HALL, LIVE 2010]
Mozart: Requiem
With Marie Arnet (soprano), Anna Stephany (mezzo), Andrew Kennedy (tenor) and Darren Jeffrey (bass) with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Colin Davis

[LSO LIVE 2008]
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Press

handel GUILIO CESARE / glyndebourne festival 

 

‘Anna Stéphany’s exquisitely poised account of Sesto’s “Cara speme” […] the evening’s vocal highlight.’

Rupert Christiansen, the Telegraph (June 2018)

‘Patricia Bardon’s Cornelia is a grandly tragic creation, while Anna Stéphany’s Sesto has a flame-like fury; the beauty of the solos and duets by these very contrasting mezzos makes time stand still.’

Michael Church, The Independant (June 2018)

Eine Schumannaide / Heidelberger Frühling with pianist Sholto Kynoch

 

‘Anna S. brought [the Schumann songs] to life with an open mezzo soprano which carried the words far and wide into the venue. Every vowel was exploited in its full breadth and with light colouring. She succeeded in gracefully forming the words, all imbedded in melodious lines and possessing a childlike sense of wonder… in further songs from “Myrten”, such as the Hochlaender-Witwe, every word sung she sang, in any register, could be clearly understood, so that even her literary interpretation became audible.’

Simon Scherer, Feuilleton (April 2018)

Black is The Colour / Labyrinth Ensemble, Alpha Classic CD

‘showcasing the beguiling talents of Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany, […] There is no doubt here that Stéphany’s is a highly trained voice […] Stéphany is utterly entrancing, savouring each syllable so that her characterisation of each song builds wonderfully form the text.’

BBC Music Magazine (April 2018)

Mozart LA CLEMENZA DI TITO / Glyndebourne Festival

 

“But the evening’s undoubted star was Anna Stéphany – a  slender and youthful Sesto, touchingly full of angst and remorse, dispatching both his/her big arias with terrific élan and immaculate technical control.”

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph (July 2017)

 

“Stéphany trawls Sesto’s emotional and moral anguish with tragic intensity. Her technique is also formidable: Parto, Parto is simply breathtaking.”

Tim Ashley, The Guardian (July 2017)

“The stars, however, are the women. Anna Stéphany is a revelation as Sesto. She looks terrific as a handsome boy, and her voice is lithe, clear and expressive.”

Richard Morrison, The Sunday Times (July 2017)

“Stéphany proved the sensation of the night, singing with a thrilling edge and admirable dexterity.”

Stephan Pritchard, The Guardian (July 2017)

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