Sheffield-born mezzo-soprano Anna Harvey is in her final year of the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), studying under Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham.
A recent graduate in music of Jesus College, Cambridge, Anna’s highlights on the concert platform include Mozart Requiem with the English Chamber Orchestra, at St Martin-in-the-Fields and with the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall; Handel Messiah with the BBC Concert Orchestra and The Bach Choir (recorded for Radio 2); arias with the London Mozart Players at Fairfield Halls; Handel Israel in Egypt with Huddersfield Choral Society; the UK première of Loewe Passion Oratorio, together with Bach Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion and B Minor Mass at St John’s Smith Square.
Anna is a regular soloist in the Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series, recently working with Masaaki Suzuki and performing the alto cantatas BWV 35, 169 & 200. As a recitalist and member of Academy Song Circle, Anna has performed at venues including Kettle’s Yard, Southwark Cathedral, the Garrick Club and Wigmore Hall.
Anna is equally at home on the operatic stage, with recent roles including Ariodante, Larina Eugene Onegin and La Zia Principessa Suor Angelica for Royal Academy Opera; Mrs Herring Albert Herring for Opera Holland Park Etcetera; Fairy Queen Iolanthe at Buxton Opera House; Jean The Choker at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2014; Lapák the Dog The Cunning Little Vixen for Garsington Opera at Wormsley; and Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera at West Green House. In the spring of 2015 Anna will sing the role of Astron The Ice Break for Birmingham Opera Company.
Anna is grateful for the support of the Fordyce Scholarship, the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, the Patricia Kris Wolfe Award and the Josephine Baker Trust.