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Biography

Anna Marmion, soprano, is currently studying at the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio with Wilma MacDougall at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She graduated with a MMus (Distinction) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying with Sarah Pring. Prior to this she read Italian, German and French at Durham University. She is a 2023 British Youth Opera Serena Fenwick Artist, was selected for the Royal Opera House Young Artist Programme’s mentoring scheme for 2021-2022, and took part in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist mastercourse in 2022.

Anna specialises in high coloratura repertoire and her recent roles include Queen of the Night (Magic Flute), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), Gilda (Rigoletto – BYO role study), Fairy Godmother (Cendrillon - cover), and Lucy (The Telephone). While studying, Anna has also performed Vixen (Cunning Little Vixen), Norina (Don Pasquale), Bellezza (Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno), Marie Antoinette (Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles) and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) in Opera Scenes productions.

Anna in a white costume, looking through a magnifying glass, with a live projection on the wall behind

On the concert stage, Anna has sung with the London Mozart Players, conducted by Howard Shelley. As part of Barbara Hannigan’s Momentum: Our Future Now she sang alongside Nicky Spence and Dylan Perez at the Two Moors Festival in a performance of Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared. She also recently sang Strauss’ Brentano Lieder op.68 with the Cambridge University Graduate Orchestra in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. She is a regular recitalist with recent concerts in St. James’s Piccadilly, St. Alfege Greenwich, St. Mark’s Hamilton Terrace, in Cambridge and in Oxford, most recently a performance of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with pianist Aleksandra Myslek, alongside duo Jared Michaud and Christina Koti.

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Anna loves performing contemporary music and collaborating with composers. Recent contemporary operatic roles include Emily Brontë (Lisa Logan’s Brontë) premiered at the Grimeborn Festival (Arcola Theatre), Lena (Ana Sokolović’s Svadba, UK premiere), and Alice (Josh Kaye’s Outlier, premiered at the Tête à Tête Festival 2022). She has performed in a number of concert and chamber music pieces, including the world premiere of Frank Denyer’s The Fish That Became The Sun at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Morgan Burroughs’ Myrrhina’s Monologue for soprano and chamber ensemble, performed at Blackheath Halls. She was recently awarded third prize at the inaugural UK SongSlam, a competition for new music.

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