Anna Gillingham

Anna Gillingham

Soprano

Anna Gillingham performed the title role [in Arianna in Nasso] with a sovereignty, sensuality and radiance that stunned. It is clear that this young British soprano, with her seductive timbre and dramatic potential, will have an international career. Der
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«Anna Gillingham, currently in Theater an der Wien's Jungesensemble, sings Melisande with her warm, shimmering, dark soprano -»
KLEINE ZEITUNG, feb 2018 (2018)
«Anna Gillingham sings Arianna impressively, with dramatic stamina and a glowing top register»
KRONENZEITUNG, sept 2017 (2018)
«The young British soprano Anna Gillingham, with her expressive voice, has a very promising future ahead.»
kurier, march 2018 (2018)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2017Britten: Albert HerringMiss Wordsworth
2016Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2015Britten: The Turn of the ScrewGoverness

Bio


With her radiant stage presence and uniquely beautiful timbre, soprano Anna Gillingham is in great demand internationally across Europe and Asia. Anna’s 2017/18 season saw her as the soprano in the Jungesensemble at Theater an der Wien, where her critically acclaimed engagements included Melisande, the title in a Baroque 'Ariadne auf Naxos' and Gerechtigkeit in Mozart’s earliest opera, 'Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots' with Musicus Concentus Wien.Further recent highlights include Pamina in 'Die Zauberflöte' at the Opera di Firenze in a much revered production by Damiano Michieletto, Miss Wordsworth in 'Albert Herring' at the inaugural Grange Festival, and performances of Beethoven’s 'Ninth Symphony' at the Atheneaum in Bucharest. 


An outstanding graduate of the prestigious opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Anna made her international opera debut in 2015 as the Governess in Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw' at the Opera di Firenze. Further operatic engagements include 22 performances as Pamina in 'Die Zauberflöte' at Theater Basel, Frasquita in 'Carmen' with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and opera galas with the Nuremberg and Bilkent (Turkey) Symphony Orchestras. Recent concert highlights have included her debut as soprano soloist in the Brahms 'Requiem' in Munich and in Bach’s 'Weinachtsoratorium' at Gloucester Cathedral.
In recital, Anna has performed in many of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s and the Barbican, as well as at the Oxford Lieder, City of London and Cheltenham Festivals, and on In Tune for Radio 3 and for Classic FM. Anna recently gave her debut recital at the Warsaw Philharmonic with a recital inspired by the life and music of Pauline Viardot. Anna’s concert repertoire is extensive, including such works as Mozart’s 'Requiem', 'Exsultate Jubilate', 'Vespers', Bach’s 'St. Matthew Passion' and Haydn's 'Nelson Mass' & 'Creation'.


A natural linguist, Anna speaks French, Italian and German. Anna looks forward to concerts at the Luxembourg Philharmonie in 2019 and her house debut at Frankfurt Oper in the 2020/2021season. Anna achieved a double first at Queens’ College, Cambridge University. 

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina Immediately 2017
Britten: Albert Herring Miss Wordsworth Immediately 2017
Bizet: Carmen Frasquita 24 hours 2016
Britten: The Turn of the Screw Governess 24 hours 2015