British mezzo-soprano Anna Prowse was a choral scholar at Girton College, Cambridge, where she read English Literature before completing her vocal training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2018 where she studied with Sophie Grimmer and was the recipient of the Joan Greenfield Scholarship. She won first prize in The Elisabeth Schumann lieder competition and second prize in both The English and French Song competitions.
Opera highlights this year will include Donizetti’s Anna Bolena with Longborough Opera Festival and Elfyn Jones’ Vicky and Albert with Sonopera following its success last summer at Tête à Tête’s opera festival. On the concert platform Anna has sung at The Leeds Lieder Festival and as a soloist for Eugene Asti’s Schumann and Debussy concert series. Her oratorio repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Handel’s Messiah. Opera roles also include, Bianca in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia (Stratford Circus Theatre), Dido in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (Blackheath Halls Opera), Alto soloist in Purcell’s King Arthur (Frithy Tippett opera), Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and The Night Visitors (Yorke Trust Opera), Polina in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades (Opera Coast), Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Blackheath Halls), Joachim in Handel’s Susanna (Yorke Trust Opera) and Fairy Queen in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe (London Garden Opera).