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Anna Dowsley has established herself as one of the most exciting mezzo-sopranos to emerge from Australia in recent years.
During 2016, Anna performed major roles for Opera Australia including Dorabella (in Sir David McVicar’s new production of Così fan tutte) and Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia). Other Opera Australia roles include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Siebel (Faust), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Tebaldo (Don Carlos) and Zaida (Il Turco in Italia); the latter two roles awarding Anna Green Room Award nominations.
Anna was the recipient of the 2012 Marianne Mathy Scholarship (Australian Singing Competition) and more recently Anna participated in the final round of the 2015 Neue Stimmen Competition and subsequent 2016 Masterclass program in Germany.
In the 2017 Australian Opera Awards, Anna was awarded the Britten-Pears Young Artist prize.
Performing often with Australian choirs and orchestras, Anna’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
In 2017 Anna sings in Verdi’s Requiem with the Melbourne Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Mendelsohn’s Elijah as part of Hobart’s Festival of Voices.
For 2017, highlights include a role debut of Britten’s Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia) for Sydney Chamber Opera, a concert performance of Opera Australia’s Parsifal and performing the role of Geneviève in Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performances of Pelléas and Mélisande under the baton of Charles Dutoit.