Anna Dennis

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Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) is fortunate to work with some fantastic musicians and singers. You can find out a little bit more about some of them here.

Anna was born in Buffalo, USA and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic appearances have included Handel’s Theodora at the Göttingen Handel Festspiele, Katie Mitchell’s New Dark Age at the Royal Opera House, Mozart’s Idomeneo at Birmingham Opera Company, Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee at English National Opera, Gluck’s Paride Ed Elena at Nuremberg Opera House and roles in all three Monteverdi operas during John Eliot Gardiner’s world tour of the trilogy. She recently created the title role of Violet in Tom Coult’s debut opera, premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival.

In concert she has sung with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Maxim Emelyanychev and Peter Whelan, Orchestra of St Luke’s in New York, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Orquestra Gulbenkian, les Violons du Roy, Britten Sinfonia, and Sinfonietta Riga. She has sung Britten’s War Requiem at the Berlin Philharmonie and Thomas Ades’ Life Story, accompanied by the composer, at New York’s White Light Festival.

This season she has performed Antony Burgess setting of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland with Benedict Cumberbatch and Britten Sinfonia at the Charleston Festival, Bach’s Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut with Kristian Bezuidenhout in Riga, and Haydn’s Creation with Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli.

Future plans include Britten song cycles in Snape Maltings’ centenary weekend celebration, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Dunedin Consort, Haydn’s Jahreszeiten with Düsseldorfer Sinfoniker under Adam Fischer, and Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with AKAMUS at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Her recordings include Elena Langer’s Landscape with Three People, the Grammy-nominated Kastalsky Requiem with Orchestra of St Luke’s under Leonard Slatkin, Handel’s Theodora with Laurence Cummings, and the upcoming release of Handel Amadigi di Gayla with Early Opera Company under Christian Curnyn. Anna recently won the 2023 Royal Philharmonic Society Singer Award.

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