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, 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). She also debuted as Frasquita (Carmen) in concert performances with Lan Shui, and at Theater Basel as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) under Christoph Altstaedt last season; Anna reprises this role at the 2017 Maggio Musicale.

A graduate of Queens’ College, Cambridge, 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). She also debuted as Frasquita (Carmen) in concert performances with Lan Shui, and at Theater Basel as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) under Christoph Altstaedt last season; Anna reprises this role at the 2017 Maggio Musicale.

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, 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)

“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)