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Anna Marie McLachlan is a mezzo-soprano from London and is currently completing her studies for a Masters in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under the tuition of Alison Wells and Robert Bottriel. Prior to this, she studied English and Music at the University of Southampton, where she was a choral scholar with Cantores Michaelis, directed by Keith Davis.
Anna’s operatic experience includes Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart) for Handmade Opera, in venues around Umbria in Italy, Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte, Mozart) at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, Instigator (It Makes No Difference, Simone Spagnolo) at the Têtê à Têtê Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, La Conversation (Les plaisirs de Versailles, Charpentier) at St Alfeges Church, Greenwich, Elle (La Voix Humaine, Poulenc) at Blackheath Halls, Iolanthe (Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan) and Jenny Diver (The Beggar’s Opera, Gay) for the University of Southampton’s Light Operatic Society.
In Trinity Laban opera scenes, she has performed the roles of Stewardess (Flight, Dove), Tirinto (Imeneo, Handel), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart), Mezzo soloist/Common Person (It Makes No Difference, Simone Spagnolo) and Mistress of Novices (Suor Angelica, Puccini). Her chorus experience has included working with Trinity Laban Opera, Hampstead Garden Opera and Classical Opera (Lucio Silla, Mozart) at the Cadogan Hall.
Anna has recently participated in the Trinity Laban Mentor Scheme with English National Opera. She has also performed in masterclasses and workshops with eminent artists such as Simon Keenlyside, Nicholas Kraemer, Teresa Cahill, Eugene Asti and Rosa Mannion.
Solo engagements include performing folk songs by Berio at the Southbank Centre as part of the Rest is Noise Festival, participation in Eugene Asti’s Richard Strauss project, the alto solo (Cantata BWV 161, J.S Bach), directed by Steven Devine at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and recitals at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, St Martin within Ludgate, London and Claygate Music Festival.
During her studies at Trinity Laban, Anna has been a member of the Early Music Ensemble, singing at the Greenwich Early Music Festival, and the chamber choir, performing in various venues including the Barbican, Chelmsford Cathedral and the Cutty Sark.
Alongside her performing career, Anna teaches regularly around London and Surrey.
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