Anna Devin

Soprano

Biography

Irish soprano Anna Devin is widely admired for her “vivid sense of bel canto style,” (The Arts Desk), “vocal control…artistry and musico-dramatic intelligence,” (Opera News).

The 2016/17 seasons will see her debut at Madrid’s Teatro Reale as Cecila in Lucio Silla, singing Susanna in Scottish Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro, Semele at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival and Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Aldeburgh Festival. She will also perform with The English Concert and at Wigmore Hall. In November 2017, she will also give a masterclass at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Anna has performed on the operatic and concert stages throughout Europe and the US. Recent highlights include her debuts with La Scala and the Vienna Philharmonic; role and festival debut as Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea at Mozartwoche Salzburg; role debut as Nannetta at Covent Garden; Susanna with the Welsh National Opera; Michal in Glyndebourne Touring Opera’s production of Saul; appearances at the Lausanne Bach Festival and with the Seattle Symphony; and a concert tour performing Pergolesei’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with frequent collaborator Marc Minkowski and Le Musiciens du Louvre. Her performance with Brisbane Baroque earned her the Best Supporting Singer in an Opera at the 2015 Helpmann Awards Australia.

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Reviews

“The indisputable star of the show is Susanna, and Irish soprano Anna Devin executes a flawless performance. Her stompy, sassy portrayal of a feisty young bride, coupled with a crystal, spine-tingling voice, is truly a performance to behold. Her talent and vocal versatility is breathtaking, and she captivates the audience – drawing out laughter and moments of touching humility”

The Reviews Hub

“Suitably lighter and brisker, touching in ‘Deh vieni’…and an alert, watchable actress”

Stephen Walsh

The Arts Desk