Annie Rosen
Mezzo-soprano
New England First Place Winner 2012

After completing two seasons at Deutsche Oper Berlin as the 2012/2013 recipient of the Opera Foundation's American Berlin Scholarship, in April of 2015 Annie Rosen joined Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center Ensemble for the 2015/2016 season. The mezzo made her mainstage debut in October as Tisbe in La Cenerentola, and later sings Edith Thibault and covers the leading role of Carmen in the world premiere of Jimmy López’s Bel Cantoand the Noble Orphan in Der Rosenkavalier. In May Annie will join Christine Brewer in a concert for “Beyond the Aria,” an acclaimed performance series which pairs celebrated opera singers of Lyric’s main-stage alongside rising stars from the Ryan Opera Center

 

Annie’s eventful 2014-2015 season followed a busy summer in which she returned to the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program to cover the role of Ni Gui-zhen in the U.S. premiere of Huang Ruo's Mandarin-language opera Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and appear as the mezzo soloist in Stravinsky’s Le rossignol. Annie also joined the 2014 Vocal Rising Stars program at Caramoor, and the New York Festival of Song as an emerging artist. Season highlights included a fully staged performance with New York ’s Heartbeat Opera of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments. In 2013 the mezzo was on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten.

 

A native of New Haven, Annie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Yale College and her Masters in Vocal Performance from the Mannes College of Music, where in 2010 she was awarded the Shoshana Foundation's Richard F. Gold Career Grant. While at Yale she appeared as Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Dido in Dido and Aeneas, and as Penelope in Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria with the Yale Baroque Opera Project. Annie was a Young Artist at Glimmerglass in 2010 and an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera in 2011, appearing there as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and La Marchande in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias and going on to sing Hansel with Opera Theater of Connecticut. In Berlin Annie performed twelve roles, including the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Flora in La traviata, and Mercédès in Carmen. She also made her Italian debut as Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore at the Teatro Regio di Torino.As a chamber musician and recitalist, Annie is a founding and active member of the New York City based vocal and instrumental chamber music ensemble Cantata Profana.

 

Annie Rosen received an Encouragement Award in the 2014 Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition. She also holds awards from The Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, the Connecticut Opera Guild, and the Shoshana Foundation.

 

 

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