Anna Harvey

Mezzo-soprano

"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."

Opera

"The singing was uniformly excellent, with the vocal highlights coming from … most particularly, Anna Harvey’s excellent Cherubino."

Independent

"Anna Harvey's gleefully priapic Lapák shone... she revealed a big, bright, characterful mezzo that's surely destined for exciting things."

What’s on Stage

"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"

Bachtrack

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British mezzo Anna Harvey’s operatic engagements in the 2017/18 season include Orlofsky Die Fledermaus and cover Octavian Der Rosenkavalier at Welsh National Opera, where she is an Associate Artist and recipient of the Chris Ball Bursary, and Ramiro La finta giardiniera at the Ryedale Festival. In concert, she appears with ensembles including The English Concert, The Gabrieli Consort, Arcangelo, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and at Al Bustan Festival.

Last season’s engagements included house debuts at Theater Chemnitz (Goffredo Rinaldo), the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (Zulma L’Italiana in Algeri, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, Groom/Theater-gardrobiere/Gymnasiast Lulu, Kay Die Schneekönigin), Landestheater Altenburg (Mayor’s Wife Jenůfa, Gold) and Theater Nordhausen (Page Salome)She appeared at the Last Night of the BBC Proms in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, recorded a disc with Jonathan Cohen for Hyperion, performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday at the Royal Albert Hall and took part in the Verbier Festival Academy in both the opera and Lied/art song categories as well as in the main festival’s Elektra with Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Anna 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. She is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the London Bach Society Bach Singers Prize in 2015 and a Leonard Ingrams Foundation Award from Garsington Opera in 2014.  At the Royal Academy of Music she was awarded the English and Russian Song Prizes and the Fordyce and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarships

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Rinaldo (Goffredo)

Theater Chemnitz (March 2017)

Anna Harvey deserves special praise, who jumped in for this production … with three days notice. The young singer … sang and acted with natural beauty.

Christoph Suhre, Der Neue Merker

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

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