A London-based, British-Hungarian lyric soprano, Anna Cavaliero trained at the Opéra de Lyon opera studio, Salzburg Mozarteum, Royal College of Music and Cambridge University. Anna is member of Opera Fuoco’s Atelier Lyrique under conductor David Stern, working regularly with them in Paris and France. She has also been a young artist with Opera Prelude, City Music Foundation, Handel House, Britten Pears and Samling.
At home in a wide range of musical genres, Anna performs a diverse repertoire encompassing opera, oratorio, chamber music, art song, contemporary music and early music.
This summer sees Anna in the roles of Atalanta, Handel Serse (Opera Holland Park) with The Figure Ensemble; Nympha, Monteverdi Orfeo (Garsington Opera) with The English Concert conducted by Laurence Cummings; and Musetta, Puccini La Bohème (Festival de la Grange aux Pianos) with Opera Fuoco.
A passionate recitalist, Anna has given frequent recitals with Sholto Kynoch, including for the Oxford Lieder Festival, Leicester International Music Festival, and LiedFest Berlin-Oxford, with Libby Burgess for New Paths Music Festival, with Julian Perkins for Oxford Lieder, and with Natalie Burch for the International Lied Festival Zeist. This spring, Anna joins Sebastain Issler for concerts in London and Zurich.
Following a successful London première of Paul Edlin's chamber arrangement of Les Illuminations (Britten), Anna looks forward to a further performance with the Echéa Quartet at the Deal Festival 2022. Other recent chamber music highlights have included baroque concerts with the Brook Street Band, Fuoco Obbligato, and for the Handeliade Festival, Mozart Exsultate, jubilate with the London Mozart Players and Handel Samson with the Orfeus Sinfonia. Further concert appearances have included performances at Wigmore Hall, Hereford Cathedral, Eton College Chapel, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Southwark Cathedral, Kings College Chapel and The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
On the operatic stage, Anna’s roles have included Barbarina, Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Fuoco; Salle Ravel, Levallois-Perret, Paris and Théâtre Blossac, Châtellerault); Zerlina, Mozart Don Giovanni and Fairy, Purcell The Fairy Queen (Waterperry Opera Festival); Soliste/ Mme Rossignol in Blacher Romeo and Juliet (Théâtre de La Croix Rousse, Opéra de Lyon); Die Prinzessin in Maxwell-Davies The Hogboon (Philharmonie de Luxembourg); Fortuna/ Damigella/ Venere, Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea and Euridice (cover), Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice (Longborough Festival Opera); Galatea, Handel Acis and Galatea, serenata in tre parti (Snape Maltings); Belinda, Purcell Dido and Aeneas (The Master Shipwright's House, London); Mab/ Adelaide, Dove The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera); La Musica/ Proserpina, Monteverdi Orfeo (Theatron Oneiron); and Pamina, Mozart The Magic Flute (ADC Theatre Cambridge).
Operatic engagements cancelled as a result of the pandemic include: Gretel, Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel (Grand Théâtre, Opéra de Dijon); Télaïre, Rameau Castor et Pollux (Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford); Bergère/Chouette/Chauve-souris/Pastourelle, Ravel L'Enfant et les sortilèges (Opéra National de Lyon/ Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse); cover Fiametta, The
Gondoliers and cover Phylla, Utopia Limited (Scottish Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan double bill).
Concert engagements cancelled as a result of the pandemic include: Tippett A Child of Our Time (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City); Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra); Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder (Fidelio Orchestra, London); Beethoven Mass in C (Kings College, Cambridge).
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 semi-finalist in the London Mozart Competition and the Royal Overseas League Competition, and a finalist of the Young Singers Platform at the International Lied Festival Zeist.