British mezzo soprano, Anna Cooper is in her first year of RCM’s International Opera Studio having previously gained a Masters at RCM and a Bachelor of Honours at RNCM. Anna is supported by the The Clemence Charitable Trust, Stephen Catto Memorial Trust, Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, The Kathleen Trust, Mario Lanza Foundation and Rosehill Theatre. Anna will be performing the role of Lisetta in RCMIOS’s production of Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna in autumn. She is also covering the role of Tisbe in British Youth Opera’s La Cenerentola this summer. As part of RCM’s Opera studio, Anna has performed the role of Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Lady Deborah in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe and Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro which was directed by Sir Thomas Allen. In summer 2018, Anna performed the title role in the premiere of Joe Kiely’s opera Amira as part of The Modern Prometheus project in collaboration with the Tête à Tête and directed by Bill Bankes-Jones. Other operatic roles include Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (Berlin Opera Academy) Sepp, Jay, Chief Hen (cover) and Innkeeper’s wife (cover) in The Cunning Little Vixen (RCMIOS), Kate in Pirates of Penzance, Melissa in Princess Ida (National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company). On the concert platform, Anna recently performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall conducted by Alexander Shelley as part of their Myths and Fairytales series.
Award: Sybil Tutton Award
Instrument/voice type: Mezzo soprano
Location: Royal College of Music