Anne-Marie Owens MEZZO SOPRANO

Born in South Shields, Anne-Marie Owens studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. Following her debut as Mistress Quickly Falstaff for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, she joined English National Opera in 1985, where roles included Marfa KhovanshchinaJezibaba Rusalkaand Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert (filmed for Channel 4).

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Anne-Marie has performed for many of the world’s renowned opera companies, with a vast repertoire including Brangäne Tristan und IsoldeFricka Das Rheingold, Mary Der fliegende Holländer, Venus Tannhäuser, Amneris AidaAzucena Il Trovatore, Herodias Salome, Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana, Anezka The Two Widows, Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw, Auntie Peter Grimes, , Morozova in Tchaikovsky’s Opricnick, Madelon Andrea Chenier, Mistress Quickly Falstaff and many more. Recent appearances have included Fricka Das Rheingold and Die Walküre (Nationale Reisoper), Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Naradowa), Petrovna The Tsar’s Bride (Royal Opera House), Dame Hannah Ruddigore (Opera North), Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune (Bregenz Festival and Royal Opera House), Auntie Peter Grimes in Naples, Jezibaba Rusalka (Opera North), Countess Queen of Spades and Princess Clarissa Love for Three Oranges (Grange Park).

Anne-Marie is also in much demand on the concert platform where she regularly performs the works of Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and the choral works of VerdiHandel, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven with such orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, OAE, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, CBSO, RSNO, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, City of London Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Performances in recent seasons have included Beethoven 9th Symphony for the RPO, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Ravel’s Sheherazade with the Chandos Symphony and Elijah with the English Chamber Choir.

This season Anne-Marie sings and the Prioress Dialogues des Carmelites and Larina Eugene Onegin (Grange Park Opera) and Mrs Herring Albert Herring in Toulouse.

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