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Anna Gillingham... performed the title role 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, Sept 2017



With her radiant stage presence and warm, flexible voice, rising star Anna Gillingham is in demand internationally. Anna has performed on international stages in Italy, Germany, Austria and Asia. She looks forward to major house and role debuts in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. A natural linguist, Anna speaks French, Italian and German. She graduated with a double first from Queens' College, Cambridge University and a distinction from the opera school at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Anna’s recent highlights include Melisande; the fiery title role in a Baroque Ariadne auf Naxos; and Gerechtigkeit in Mozart’s earliest opera, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots with Musicus Concentus Wien, for Theater an der Wien. Further career highlights include Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Opera di Firenze in a much revered production by Damiano Michieletto, Pamina in 23 performances for Theater Basel, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring at the inaugural Grange Festival and for Opera di Firenze, and performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Atheneaum in Bucharest. 


 Anna made her international opera debut to critical acclaim in 2015 as the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw at the Opera di Firenze. Further engagements include Frasquita Carmen with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and opera galas with the Nuremberg and Bilkent (Turkey) Symphony Orchestras. Recent concert highlights have included her debut as soprano soloist in the Brahms Requiem in Munich and in Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium at Gloucester Cathedral.


In recital, Anna has performed in many of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s and the Barbican, as well as at the Oxford Lieder, City of London and Cheltenham Festivals, and on In Tune for Radio 3 and for Classic FM. Anna gave her debut recital at the Warsaw Philharmonic with a recital inspired by the life and music of Pauline Viardot. Anna’s concert repertoire is vast, including works such as Mozart’s RequiemExsultate Jubilate, Vespers, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion & B Minor Mass, Haydn’s Nelson Mass & Creation, and the Fauré and Brahms Requiems.



July 2019

Clara, Passion - Stephen Sondheim 

Teatro Poliziano

Cantiere Internazionale d'arte Montepulciano, Italy 

27 Mar 2018

Gerechtigkeit - Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots,


Theater an der Wien 

Erste Frau - Der Besuch den alten Damen, von Einem

Theater an der Wien, Vienna 

Feb - Mar 2018

Melisande - Pelleas et Melisande, Claude Debussy 

Wiener Kammeroper, Vienna 

2 Dec 2017, 19h

Soprano solo - Weinachtsoratorium, J. S. Bach

Gloucester Cathedral

23 Nov 2017

Anna Gillingham: Portraitkonzert 

Wiener Kammeroper, Vienna

piano Marcin Koziel

26 Nov 2017

Soprano solo - Ein Deutsches Requiem, Brahms 



Sept - Oct 2017

Arianna - Arianna in Nasso, Nicolo Porpora 

Theater an der Wien, Vienna 

1 Aug 2017

Private song recital at Glyndebourne

May - June 2017

Miss Wordsworth - Albert Herring, Britten

The Grange Festival

and Opera di Firenze

11 June 2017 

Soprano solo - Die Schöpfung, Haydn 

Barbican Centre 

IApril 2016 

Frasquita - Carmen

Singapore Symphony Orchestra 

Dec '15 - March '16 

Pamina - Die Zauberflöte, Mozart

Theater Basel 

Jul '15 

Gala with Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra

May - Jun '15

Governess - The Turn of the Screw, Britten

Opera di Firenze



Portraiture: copyright Victoria Cadisch

Performances: copyright Clive Barda 

Portraiture make-up: Eloise Robinson 


Deh vieni, non tardar -Le nozze di Figaro Mozart 

Recorded live, 2016

Misera... Miseri sventurati - Arianna in Nasso, Porpora

Conductor - Markellos Chryssicos 

Director - Sergej Morozov

Bach Consort Wien

Recorded live, Oct 2017 

Ahi, che langue - Arianna in Nasso, Porpora

Conductor - Markellos Chryssicos 

Director - Sergej Morozov

Bach Consort Wien

Recorded live, Oct 2017 

Extract from Pelleas et Melisande, Debussy 

cond. Claire Levacher

dir. Thomas Jonigk

Wiener Chamber Orchestra

Recorded live, March 2018 

Va, mancator - Arianna in Nasso, Porpora

Conductor - Markellos Chryssicos 

Director - Sergej Morozov

Countertenor - Ray Chenez 

Bach Consort Wien

Recorded live, Oct 2017 

Prendi, per me - L'elisir d'amore, Donizetti

Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra 

cond. Matthias Foremny

Recorded live, Aug 2015

How Beautiful It Is - The Turn of the Screw, Britten

Piano - Sholto Kynoch

Recorded April 2014

Terzet, Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, 


Christgeist - Michael Schade 

Barmherzigkeit - Juliane Banse

Conductor - Stefan Gottfried

Concentus Musicus Wien

Theater an der Wien

Recorded live, 27 Mar 2018

La maja y el ruisenor - Granados

Piano - Marek Ruszyznski 

Recorded live at Warsaw Philharmonic, May 2017

Erwache, faule Knecht - Die Schuldigkeit des

ersten Gebots, Mozart 

Conductor - Stefan Gottfried

Concentus Musicus Wien

Theater an der Wien

Recorded live, 27 Mar 2018



The performance is fuelled by personality and Gillingham's breathless sparkle - The Times 

I was impressed by Anna Gillingham's beautiful voice with its timbre, full sound and controlled vibrato - Dala Demokraten

an especially fine performance from Anna Gillingham - The Guardian 

the radiant Miss Wordsworth of Anna Gillingham, very funny in the fete rehearsal with her pupils - Arts Desk

Anna Gillingham (our eponymous heroine) sang so exquisitely in her opening aria that I actually gasped - Bachtrack

stunning, with a wonderful rich soprano - Bachtrack 

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, Sept 2017

Anna Gillingham, currently in Theater an der Wien's Jungesensemble, sings Melisande with her warm, shimmering, dark soprano - Kleine Zeitung, Feb 2018 

Anna Gillingham sings Arianna impressively, with dramatic stamina and a glowing top register

- Kronenzeitung, Sept 2017

Anna Gillingham sings Melisande with a round and mellow voice, with an explosive impulse when needed

- Wiener Zeitung, March 2018

soprano Anna Gillingham is altogether captivating, especially but not only in the higher register - Manchester Theatre Awards 

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, and without a metal edge... you believed every word that she sang!

- Oberbayerisches Volksblatt, Nov 17

highly sophisticated vocal tones, the colouring of which moves somewhere between a luxurious red wine and a soft brown - Nordbayerische Kurier

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

Gaitanou's real success is in drawing a performance of such ferocity and complexity from Anna Gillingham's Salome... flowering into such a potent top, giving a glimpse of extraordinary things to come for this soprano' - Arts Desk 

Anna Gillingham as a rapturous Miss Wordsworth - The Stage 

Anna Gillingham beguiles with her bell-like tone - The Times 

The young British soprano Anna Gillingham, with her expressive voice, has a very promising future ahead.

- Kurier, March 2018

As Justice Anna Gillingham made you sit up with her fresh soprano voice

- Salzburger Nachrichten, March 2018

Click here: INTERVIEW in Die Buhne Magazine 2017/18

Click here: INTERVIEW in Stagione Magazine 2017/18 Nov edition 


beautifully sung - Opera Magazine, Aug 2017

radiant in tone - Classical Source 

as the Governess, Anna Gillingham proved to have great stage presence and was vocally intense in the final scene - Operaclick


Opera roles:

Arne The Cooper, role Fanny
Barber A Hand of Bridge, role Geraldine 
Bizet Carmen, role Frasquita
Britten Albert Herring, role Miss Wordsworth 
Britten Owen Wingrave, role Mrs Julian
Britten The Turn of the Screw, role Governess 
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande, role Melisande 

Debussy Pelleas et Melisande, role Yniold 
Donizetti Francesca di Foix, role Francesca 
Dove The Adventures of Pinocchio, role Blue Fairy 
Dvořák The Cunning Peasant, role Bertha 
Gounod Faust, role Marguerite 

Mozart Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, role Gerechtigkeit 
Mozart Die Zauberflöte, role Pamina 
Martinu Comedy on the Bridge, role Popelka (cover)

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov, role Xenia *
Offenbach La Périchole, role Manuelita
Porpora Arianna in Nasso, role Arianna  
Puccini La Bohème, role Mimì

Sondheim Passion, role Clara 
Stradella San Giovanni Battista, role Salome

Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, role Sophie *
von Einem Der Besuch der alten Dame, role Erste Frau  
Weir King Harald's Saga

* in preparation 


Donizetti Don Pasquale, role Norina
Massenet Manon, role Manon
Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, role Poppea
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro, role Susanna 
Verdi Falstaff, role Nannetta
Verdi La Traviata, role Violetta


Bach St. Matthew Passion; B Minor Mass; Cantata BW4;
Cantata BWV 140; Weinachtsoratorium 
Beethoven Mount of Olives; Ninth Symphony 

Boulanger Pie Jesu
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten Te Deum, Festival Te Deum
Fauré Requiem
Goodall Eternal Light
Handel Messiah; Israel in Egypt; Chandos Anthem No. 9
Haydn Little Organ Mass; Mass in the Time of War;
Nelson Mass; Die Schöpfung 

Lancaster War Passion (world premiere)
Lotti Missa Sapientiae 
Mahler Symphony No. 4 
Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer; Psalm 42
Mozart Exultate Jubilate; Requiem; Vespers; Mass in C minor  
Schubert Mass in G
Stanford Song of Peace; Song of Prayer

Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem 

Verdi Messa di Requiem (excerpts)
Vierne Les Angelus
Vivaldi Gloria; Magnificat

Recital full works:

Bernstein La bonne cuisine; I Hate Music & Two Love Songs
Britten Folksongs
Debussy Ariettes Oubliées
Macmillan Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots
Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi; Trois mélodies
Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen; Mignon lieder
Schumann Frauenliebe und –leben; Mignon lieder
Poulenc La courte paille
Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch

Songs: Beethoven, Berg, Bizet, Britten, Copland, Debussy, Fauré, 

Gounod, Granados, Gurney, Liszt, Purcell, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, R. Strauss, Wolf, Verdi, Viardot





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