Anna-louise Cole

Anna-louise Cole

Light Dramatic Soprano

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«"note the name Anna-Louise Cole, an exceptional young soprano"»
Deborah Jones, Opera Magazine, February 2017 (2017)
«"Anna-Louise Cole’s beautiful soprano voice brings vibrant anguish to this cunningly staged production of Puccini’s story ... The theatre resonates with the carefully controlled notes that ring of her obvious passion for her art and her wide training and experience. From her very first aria, where jealousy fights against love and devotion, to the desolate grief of the finale, Cole gives a thrilling performance."»
http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/tosca-5 (2017)
«"Emerging soprano Cole portends a promising future, delivering luscious golden tones.”»
https://simonparrismaninchair.com/2016/11/29/opera-australia-gotterdammerung-review-melbourne-ring-cycle-2016/ (2017)
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraAmelia
2017Verdi: NabuccoAnna
2017Wagner: ParsifalKlingsor
2017Verdi: AidaAida
2017Massenet: ThaïsCrobyle
2016Wagner: Die WalküreGerhilde
2016Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn (third Norn)
2016Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2015Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2014Verdi: La TraviataAnnina
2013Wagner: RienziA Messenger Of Peace
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (first Lady)

Bio


Hailed as “an exceptional young soprano” by Opera magazine UK (February 2017), Anna-Louise Cole is an Australian soprano currently based in Vienna, Austria.Anna-Louise is the current winner of the Vienna State Opera Award from the Opera Foundation for Young Australians, which sees her working in the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper from January – June 2017. 

For Opera Australia in 2017 Anna-Louise will also sing Crobyle in Thäis in concert, and the title role in Aïda Griffith Opera on the Beach.

Anna-Louise performed the roles of Gerhilde in Die Walküre and the Dritte Norn in Götterdämmerung in the 2016 Melbourne Ring for Opera Australia to critical acclaim, and was nominated for a 2017 Green Room Award for best Female in a Supporting Role for these performances. As part of the 2016 Ring Festival she also performed excerpts of Sieglinde (Act 1) in Die Walküre for Opera Australia in concert.

Anna-Louise has also performed roles including the title role in Tosca (Sydney Independent Opera, 2015), Erste Dame - Die Zauberflöte (Victorian Opera, 2010), der Friedensbote - Rienzi(Melbourne Opera 2013-14) and Melanie in the Kinderoper Patchwork (Wiener Staatsoper 2017) with companies including the Wiener Staatsoper, Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Melbourne Opera, Melbourne Lyric Opera, More Than Opera, and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria. 

Anna-Louise has understudied the role of Sieglinde in Die Walküre for Opera Australia, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera for the Wiener Staatsoper.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Anna-Louise holds a BA Hons in German and a BMus Hons in Music Performance (Voice) from the University of Melbourne. During her degrees, Anna-Louise also studied at the Kunst Universität Graz, Austria and Karl-Ludwigs Universität, in Freiburg, Germany, through scholarships from Melbourne Abroad and the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst. 

Anna-Louise has been a winner and finalist in many significant singing competitions, and in 2016 was a finalist in the Elizabeth Connell International Singing Competition for Dramatic Sopranos, and won the Vienna State Opera Award.

Anna-Louise has appeared in numerous opportunities on the concert platform and in recital in Melbourne, Sydney and Vienna. Highlights have included performances of the soprano solos in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Mass in B Minor and recitals of operatic arias and Lieder, including Berg’s 7 frühe Lieder.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Anna No Wiener Staatsoper 2017
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Amelia No Wiener Staatsoper 2017
Verdi: Nabucco Anna No Wiener Staatsoper 2017
Wagner: Parsifal Klingsor No Wiener Staatsoper 2017
Verdi: Aida Aida No Opera Australia 2017

Awards

Winner, Vienna State Opera Award, Opera Foundation for young Australians
2017
Finalist, Elizabeth Connell International Prize for Dramatic Sopranos
2017
Finalist, Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship
2017