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Anna Burford

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Anna was born in Cornwall and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Operatic engagements in Europe include the Title Role in Orfeo ed Euridice with Opera National du Rhin, Roswita in Héloïse et Abélard with Opera National du Rhin and the Chatelet, Paris, Olga in Eugene Onegin at Théâtre de Caen, Mrs McLean in Susannah and Mrs Nolan in The Medium at the Wexford Festival. Anna made her US operatic debut as Cesare in Giulio Cesare for the Seattle Opera in 2007. She made her debut for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Schwertleite in Die Walküre and returned to sing in Elektra and The Girl in Mahagonny. She has sung Cesare for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Magdalena in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Welsh National Opera and the Owl in the world premiere of Richard Ayres’ The Cricket Recovers at the Almeida, Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals.

Concert highlights include Messiah with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Rodelinda with the Gabrieli Consort, Sea Pictures and A Child of our Time with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony no. 9 with the Hallé Orchestra, Orchestre de Tours, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Anna has also sung Hécube in Berlioz’s with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis at the BBC Proms, 1st Maid in Strauss’s Elektra at the Edinburgh International Festival, and Margret in Wozzeck with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen in Dortmund, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London.

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