"Anna Harvey's performance here is remarkable: not just delivering great arias such as and with clarity, energy and feeling, but also catching the macho swagger..."
Richard Morrison, Times
"Harvey was simply wonderful, and her aria in Cantata No. 11, was the evening\u2019s high point."
New York Times
"Anna Harvey, both uptight and sexy as Popova, sounded impressively ample and seamless."
"The singing was uniformly excellent, with the vocal highlights coming from … most particularly, Anna Harvey’s excellent Cherubino."
"Anna Harvey's gleefully priapic Lapák shone... she revealed a big, bright, characterful mezzo that's surely destined for exciting things."
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"Anna Harvey stood out among the quartet of soloists with her rich tone and sensitive phrasing."
Tim Ashley, Guardian
"Harvey has a naturally youthful mezzo, and the higher register is in perfect condition, gleaming at the very top. Everything she sang was packed with flavour"
British mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey studied on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music under Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, graduating with the Alumni Development Award for a singularly distinguished studentship.
Engagements this season include house debuts at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (Zulma L’Italiana in Algeri, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, Groom/Theatregardrobiere/Gymnasiast Lulu, Kay Die Schneekönigin), Landestheater Altenburg in Gera (Mayor’s Wife Jenůfa, Gold) and Theater Nordhausen (Page Salome). Other engagements include an appearance at the Last Night of the BBC Proms in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, a recording for Hyperion directed by Jonathan Cohen, a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday at the Royal Albert Hall, and covers of Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus for Welsh National Opera. From May 2017 she becomes a WNO Associate Artist and recipient of the Chris Ball Bursary.
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Theater Chemnitz (March 2017)
Baritone Andreas Beinhauer ... combines cultivated singing with a dramatic approach; the same can be said about mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey as Goffredo, the leader of the crusaders.
Boris Gruhl, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten
Their leader is Goffredo, who is sung impressively and played with parodic irony by Anna Harvey.
Jens Daniel Schubert, Sächsische Zeitung
Anna Harvey (Goffredo) and Jud Perry (Eustazio) complete the ensemble on a classy level.
Joachim Weise, Online Merker
Anna Harvey repertoire
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