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Anna Kydd - High Soprano

Anna began vocal training at the age of eighteen with well known Bass-Baritone John Dethick. While still at school she won the Lamorna Prize. She went on to study music and singing at Huddersfield University.  During her time at college, she studied opera roles that were most suited to her voice; Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), Despina ( Cosi fan tutti), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Pamina (Magic Flute) to name a few.  Also studied were oratorio works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and pieces of baroque music and classical music.

After her time at college, Anna enjoyed a varied and busy career as a concert, recital and oratorio singer. Four years ago she took a break from singing to have a family, and now studies singing with renowned soprano Jayne Carpenter.  Anna has a high, light voice that copes equally well with coloratura and legato lines. She has an extensive and flexible repertoire, ranging from Mozart to musical theatre. She is re-establishing herself as a concert and recital singer and recently made her opera debut as Gretel in the highly successful Northern Chamber Orchestras production of Hansel and Gretel. Anna has a busy concert  and opera schedule for 2009.

Her operatic roles include the following; Susanna Marriage of Figaro; Despina Cosi Fan Tutti;  Zerlina Don Giovanni;  Pamina Magic Flute;  Gretel Hansel and Gretel;  Adele Die Fledermaus;  Belinda Dido and Aeneas;  Mabel Pirates of Penzance;  Josephine HMS Pinafore; Phyllis Iolanthe.

Her Oratorio and concert repertoire includes; Gloria Vivaldi; Messiah Handel; Sampson Handel; Creation Haydn; Nelson Mass Haydn; Mass in C Minor Mozart;  Exultate Jubilate Mozart

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