Anna Gillingham
Soprano

“Anna Gillingham beguiles with her bell-like tone” (The Times)

Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Biography

A graduate of Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she gained a double first honours degree, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, young British soprano Anna Gillingham is quickly being recognised for her outstanding talent, beautiful voice and magnetic stage presence.

Having acquired a diverse repertoire including Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Stradella’s oratorio San Giovanni Battista and Donizetti’s unknown opera Francesca di Foix, in which she sang the title role, Anna made her international operatic debut in 2015 as Britten’s Governess in The Turn of the Screw at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, returning last season for her debut as Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), and to the Opera di Firenze this season as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), following her debut in the role at Theater Basel under Christoph Altstaedt. Anna makes her house debut at the inaugural season of The Grange Festival this summer as Miss Wordsworth, and will join the Jungesensemble at the Theater an der Wien next season for roles including Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and the title role in Porpora’s Arianna in Nasso.

A graduate of Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she gained a double first honours degree, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, young British soprano Anna Gillingham is quickly being recognised for her outstanding talent, beautiful voice and magnetic stage presence.

Having acquired a diverse repertoire including Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Stradella’s oratorio San Giovanni Battista and Donizetti’s unknown opera Francesca di Foix, in which she sang the title role, Anna made her international operatic debut in 2015 as Britten’s Governess in The Turn of the Screw at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, returning last season for her debut as Miss Wordsworth (Albert Herring), and to the Opera di Firenze this season as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), following her debut in the role at Theater Basel under Christoph Altstaedt. Anna makes her house debut at the inaugural season of The Grange Festival this summer as Miss Wordsworth, and will join the Jungesensemble at the Theater an der Wien next season for roles including Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and the title role in Porpora’s Arianna in Nasso.

In recital, Anna has performed in some of London’s most prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall and Barbican Concert Hall, and recently joined Martin Fröst at his acclaimed Vinterfest in Dalarna in Schubert’s chamber work Der Hirt auf dem Felsen alongside Gabriela Montero.

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Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Ian Stones +44 (0)20 3725 9104
Georgina Wheatley +44 (0)20 3725 9185

Reviews

“Anna Gillingham as a rapturous Miss Wordsworth” (The Stage, June 2017) 

“the radiant Miss Wordsworth of Anna Gillingham, very funny in the fete rehearsal with her pupils” (The Arts Desk, June 2017) 

“Anna Gillingham as Miss Wordsworth is delightfully precious and radiant in tone” (Classical Source, June 2017) 

“Anna Gillingham was ideal casting as Miss Wordsworth” (Music OMH, June 2017)

“Anna Gillingham as a rapturous Miss Wordsworth” (The Stage, June 2017) 

“the radiant Miss Wordsworth of Anna Gillingham, very funny in the fete rehearsal with her pupils” (The Arts Desk, June 2017) 

“Anna Gillingham as Miss Wordsworth is delightfully precious and radiant in tone” (Classical Source, June 2017) 

“Anna Gillingham was ideal casting as Miss Wordsworth” (Music OMH, June 2017)

“Narciso is outshone by Jack Swanson as Albazar” (The Times, Anna Picard, June 2017)

“Anna Gillingham, a brilliant Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring at the Teatro della Pergola last season, brings great vocal projection and authoritative phrasing [as Pamina]” (Operaclick, March 2017)

“as the Governess, Anna Gillingham proved to have great stage presence and was vocally intense in the final scene.” (Operaclick, May 2015)

“I was impressed by Anna Gillingham’s beautiful voice with its timbre, full sound and controlled vibrato.” (Dala-Demokraten, February 2015)

In the central role of Marguerite, soprano Anna Gillingham is altogether captivating and sings gloriously, especially but not only in the high register. Her singing of the popular Jewel Song in Act 3 is full of innocence, contrasting with her later darker arias.” (Manchester Theatre Awards, July 2014)

“Anna Gillingham’s Blue Fairy beguiles with her bell-like tone” (The Times, March 2014)

an especially fine performance from soprano Anna Gillingham as the cloistered wife Francesca” (The Guardian, November 2013)

“the performance [is] fuelled by personality [and] Gillingham’s breathless sparkle” (The Times, November 2013)