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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 e i Montecchi, 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 Le Prince Charmant Cendrillon in her company debut at the Opéra National de Paris, under the baton of Carlo Rizzi, and as Sesto Giulio Cesare at the Glyndebourne Festival in David McVicar’s acclaimed production.
In the 2022-23 season Anna returns to the role of Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro for her house debut at the Semperoper Dresden and in a new production for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She will also sing Irene Theodora with Arcangelo, Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Phiharmonic, and reprise the role of Sesto La Clemenza di Tito for Opera de Rouen.
AnnA Stéphany joins Arcangelo in London and Antwerp
Mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany joins internationally-acclaimed period performance ensemble Arcangelo, for concert performances of Handel's Theodora, under the baton of Jonathan Cohen.
Performing the role of Irene, Anna sings alongside soprano Louise Alder in the title role, countertenor Tim Mead as Didymus, tenor Stuart Jackson as Septimius, and bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Valens.
Performances will take place at the Barbican Hall, Wednesday 29 March, following by another at the DeSingel arts centre in Antwerp on Thursday 30 March. Following this, the cast will return to London to make an exclusive recording of the piece with Alpha Classics.
Later in the season, Anna returns to Dresden to sing Cherubino in Semperoper Dresden's production of Le nozze di Figaro. She then goes on to sing the role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
For further information on performances of Handel's Theodora, visit the Arcangelo website here.