Anna Stéphany, mezzo-soprano
Making her H+H debut, Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Anna Stéphany has been praised for her stagecraft and for possessing a voice that Gramophone magazine calls “a superb, glowing, impassioned mezzo.” She performs frequently at the Zurich Opera House where she made her debut as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Future roles with the company include Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, a new production of Purcell’s King Arthur, Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther and Romeo in Bellini’s Capuleti e i Montecchi. One of her most coveted roles is Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier; she will debut the part at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2015 and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2016.
In the coming seasons Stéphany will perform in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Russian National Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonia, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. 2013 saw her perform Handel in New York, London, and Paris with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor William Christie in a tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.