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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 from 2012-15, where her roles included Charlotte Werther, Romeo I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Hansel Hansel und Gretel and Idamante Idomeneo. She has appeared as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier 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, as Cherubino at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the Semperoper Dresden, and as Sesto Giulio Cesare at the Glyndebourne Festival in David McVicar’s acclaimed production. 

 

In the 2023-24 season Anna sings Idamante Idomeneo in her Berlin Staatsoper debut, returns to the Royal Opera House as Hansel Hansel and Gretel conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, and reprises the role of Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro at the Semperoper Dresden.

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Anna Stéphany sings Te Deum with London Symphony Orchestra

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We are delighted to share that mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany will join the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann for a performance of Bruckner's Te Deum at the Barbican Centre, London.

 

Singing alongside soloists Christina Nilsson (soprano), Robin Tritschler (tenor), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass) and the London Symphony Chorus, the Te Deum will be paired with Bruckner's tour de force, his Ninth Symphony. The performance will take place on Sunday 11 February 2024 in the Barbican Hall.

 

For further information, please visit the London Symphony Orchestra website here.

Posted 06/02/2024

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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)

Repertoire
Discography
Press

Press

​Humperdinck HANSEL AND GRETEL / Royal Opera House
 

‘So the context is well set for the outstanding Hansel of Anna Stéphany, gangly, ardent and crystal clear’
Nicholas Kenyon, Telegraph (December 2023)

 
‘The title roles are attractively taken by Anna Stéphany, a vocally distinguished Hansel, and by Anna Devin’s bright-voiced and feminist Gretel.’
Martin Kettle, The Guardian (December 2023)

 

‘Anna Stéphany (Hansel) and Anna Devin (Gretel) sing with much style and lustre.’
Neil Fisher, The Times (December 2023)
 
‘the tender Evening Prayer is sung by Stéphany and Anna Devin at a beautifully hushed pianissimo’
David Benedict, The Stage (December 2023)
 
‘Anna Devin as Gretel and Anna Stéphany as Hansel are a dynamic duo who master their surprisingly difficult roles with ease and convincingly portray the mischievousness of the children throughout.’
Michael Higgs, Broadway World. (December 2023)



Mozart LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / Royal Opera House

'Anna Stéphany’s youthful, plush-voiced scamp of a Cherubino stood out from the crowd'
Hugh Canning, Operalogue (July 2023)


Handel THEODORA / Arcangelo

'As Irene, Anna Stéphany exudes warmth and beauty in a succession of beautiful arias.' 
Hugh Canning, Operalogue (April 2023)



Mozart LA CLEMENZA DI TITO / Opéra de Rouen

'Anna Stéphany dispatches Sesto two arias with velvety tone and swaggering technical bravura – the celebrated Parto, parto with clarinet obbligato is the highlight of her outstanding performance' 
Hugh Canning, Operalogue (November 2022)



handel GUILIO CESARE / glyndebourne festival 

 

‘Joelle Harvey [...] vying with Anna Stéphany’s exquisitely poised account of Sesto’s “Cara speme” as the evening’s vocal highlight.’

Rupert Christiansen, the Telegraph (June 2018)

'Anna Stephany presented Cornelia’s hot-headed son Sesto with dramatic authority and complete vocal command.'
George Hall, The Stage (June 2018)

‘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)

'Anna Stéphany was vocally superb and dramatically convincing as the revenge-seeking son Sesto'
Sebastian Scotney, The Arts Desk (June 2018)

'Anna Stéphany, who thrilled in last year's La clemenza di Tito here, plays another Sesto here. Her lithe mezzo projected well. “Cara speme” was heartbreaking, with sensitive ornamentation in the da capo. '

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack, (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 from 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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