“Anna Gillingham beguiles with her bell-like tone”
This season, Anna Gillingham joins the Jungesensemble at Theater an der Wien where her roles include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) and the title role in Porpora’s Arianna in Nasso, as well as a concert performance of Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots alongside Patricia Petibon and Michael Schade.
Following her professional debut in 2015 as the Governess (The Turn of the Screw) at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Anna Gillingham has returned there each subsequent season; firstly for her debut as Miss Wordsworth, and then, last season, as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), a role she debuted at Theater Basel. Anna closed last season with her debut at The Grange Festival as Miss Wordsworth in John Copley’s production conducted by Steuart Bedford.
In recital, Anna has performed in some of London’s most prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, and gives her debut recital in the Kammeroper this season as part of her commitments in Vienna.
“Anna Gillingham, currently in Theater an der Wien’s Jungesensemble, sings Mélisande with her warm, shimmering, dark soprano”
(Kleine Zeitung, February 2018)
“The young soprano Anna Gillingham brought a very beautiful contrast with her glittering silvery vibrato. Her tone was light yet full-bodied. In the highest parts of her range she remained supple and flexible…you believed every word that she sang!”
(Oberbayerisches Volksblatt, November 2017)
“It was a pleasure to hear Anna Gillingham. The new member of the Jungesensemble at Theater an der Wien performed the title role [in Arianna in Nasso] with a sovereignty, sensuality and radiance that stunned. It is clear that this young British soprano, with her seductive timbre and dramatic potential, will have an international career.”
(Der Standard, September 2017)
“Anna Gillingham’s chirpy and beautifully sung Miss Wordsworth”
(Hugh Canning, Opera Magazine, August 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)
“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.”
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