Anna Patalong trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama during which time she received numerous awards including the Maggie Teyte and Miriam Licette Prizes and was a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. She was named as the Concordia Foundation Young Artist by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is Samling scholar.
Current and future plans include Lauretta Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park‚ Serpetta La Finta Giardiniera for Buxton Festival Opera‚ the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon for Blackheath Halls Opera‚ Anne Trulove The Rakes’s Progress and Ravel’s Mallarmé Songs conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth at the Endellion festival‚ a new production of La Voix Humaine with Battersea Arts as well as a Wigmore Hall concert with the Samling Foundation featuring excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro and La Bohème with Sir Thomas Allen.
Recent operatic roles include Musetta La Bohème for BYO‚ Donizetti’s Rita‚ Soeur Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites for GSMD‚ Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Brava. Roles studied at Guildhall also include Massenet’s Manon‚ Ilia Idomeneo‚ Nedda Pagliacci‚ Asteria Tamerlano‚ Sandrina La Finta Giardiniera.
In much demand as a recitalist‚ Anna has performed in concert at many prestigious venues across Britain including the Royal Opera House Crush Room‚ the Wigmore Hall‚ the Barbican and as guest soloist with the choir of King’s College Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall. Engagements abroad have featured festivals in Italy and Tel Aviv. Anna has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and on Hear and Now with a live broadcast from the Barbican of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children in the presence of the composer. She gives a variety of chamber performances‚ most recently the famous Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras for soprano and eight celli and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
Anna’s studies were supported by the Susan Chilcott Foundation‚ the Musician’s Benevolent Fund‚ Serena Fenwick and the Wingate Foundation. She continues to learn with John Evans.
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