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Anne Mason

Job Role: Vocal Teacher, Opera Tutor

Department: Vocal



Anne Mason studied at the Royal Academy of Music and The National Opera Studio.

She then made her debut with the Royal Opera singing Emilia in Otello and went on to perform several roles for them including Annio La Clemenza di Tito. She has sung various roles with English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Liceu Barcelona, Netherlands Opera, Aix-en Provence Festival, Dresden Semperoper, Opera de Lille, Opera Du Rhin, De Vlaamse Opera, Opera Dijon, and the Aldeburgh Festival.


Roles Anne created include The Minsk Woman in Flight for Glyndebourne and The Duchess of York in Richard 111 (Batistelli) for Vlaamse Opéra. The Mother in Metamorphose, Michael Levinas, for Opera de Lille.

Since venturing into the more dramatic repertoire, she has received notable acclaim for her ‘searing accounts’ of Kostelnicka in Jenufa, Fricka in The Ring Cycle, Azucena in Il Trovatore. More recently she sang Mrs De Rocher in Dead Man Walking for Welsh National Opera in collaboration with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Anne has a wide concert and recital repertoire and has worked with LPO, LSO, Halle, Orchestre Picardie under renowed conductors Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Arie von Beek Sir John Eliot Gardener to name but a few.

Her recordings include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro (Haitink/EMI), Azucena in Il Trovatore, (Parry/Chandos). Emilia di Liverpool (Chandos), Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula for the BBC.

Anne is passionate about teaching the new generation of singers. She believes in training voices based on the Bel Canto principles of beauty of tone, freedom of voice and body. Many of her students are now singing at major opera houses such as The Royal Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park and Glyndebourne.

Notable Achievements

Anne was made a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

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