British-Hungarian lyric soprano Anna Cavaliero is a member of Opera Fuoco’s Atelier Lyrique under conductor David Stern. She was formerly in the opera studio of the Opéra de Lyon, and an artist with City Music Foundation, Samling, Handel House, Opera Prelude and Britten Pears. She and pianist Sebastian Issler were awarded the Jean Meikle Duo Prize in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition 2022, and will perform together at the Liedrezital Zürich in November.
Forthcoming roles include Grace (Samantha Fernando/Glass Human) for Glyndebourne Tour and Susanna (Mozart/Le Nozze di Figaro) with Opera Fuoco. Upcoming concert highlights include Handel/Messiah with Temple Music Foundation and Waterperry Opera; and baroque arias with Fuoco Obbligato at the Museé Marmottan-Monet, Paris.
Anna has enjoyed performing frequently in recital with Sholto Kynoch, including for the Oxford Lieder Festival, Leicester International Music Festival and LiedFest Berlin-Oxford. She has also performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Julian Perkins and with Natalie Burch, with Natalie at the International Lied Festival Zeist, at New Paths Music Festival with Libby Burgess, and at the Kulturhaus Helferei Zürich with Sebastain Issler. Chamber music highlights have included baroque concerts with The Brook Street Band, Mozart/Exsultate jubilate with the London Mozart Players, and Britten/Les Illuminations with The Echéa Quartet.
On the operatic stage, Anna’s roles have included Atalanta (Handel/Serse) at Opera Holland Park; Soliste (Blacher/Romeo and Juliet) at Opéra de Lyon with Emmanuel Calef; Musetta (Puccini/La Bohème) at the Festival de la Grange aux Pianos with David Stern; Ninfa (Monteverdi/Orfeo) at Garsington Opera, with The English Concert and Laurence Cummings; Die Prinzessin (Maxwell-Davies/The Hogboon) at Philharmonie de Luxembourg with Karina Canellakis; Zerlina (Mozart/Don Giovanni), and Fairy (Purcell/The Fairy Queen) at Waterperry Opera Festival; Fortuna/ Damigella/ Venere (Monteverdi/L’incoronazione di Poppea), and cover Euridice (Gluck/Orfeo ed Euridice) at Longborough Festival Opera; Galatea (Handel/Acis and Galatea, serenata in tre parti) at Snape Maltings; Barbarina (Mozart/Le Nozze di Figaro) with Opera Fuoco; Belinda (Purcell/Dido and Aeneas) at The Shipwright Theatre; Mab/ Adelaide (Dove/The Enchanted Pig) at Jacksons Lane Theatre; and Pamina (Mozart/The Magic Flute) at the ADC Theatre.
Operatic engagements cancelled as a result of the pandemic include: Gretel (Humperdinck/Hänsel und Gretel) at the Grand Théâtre, Opéra de Dijon; Télaïre (Rameau/Castor et Pollux) at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford; Bergère/Pastourelle/Chouette/Chauve-souris (Ravel/L'Enfant et les sortilèges) at Opéra de Lyon and touring to the Bayerische Staatsoper; cover Fiametta (Gilbert and Sullivan/The Gondoliers) and cover Phylla (Gilbert and Sullivan/Utopia Limited) with Scottish Opera.
Concert engagements cancelled as a result of the pandemic include: Tippett/A Child of Our Time with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra; Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder with the Fidelio Orchestra, London; Beethoven Mass in C at Kings College, Cambridge.
Following a degree in English from Trinity College, Cambridge, Anna pursued postgraduate vocal studies at London’s Royal College of Music and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Anna won the 2019 Opera Prelude Singer’s Prize, and was awarded second prize in the 2017 Lies Askonas competition. She has also been a finalist of the Young Singers Platform at the International Lied Festival Zeist and semi-finalist in the London Mozart Competition, the Royal Overseas League Competition, and the Cesti Competition.