Anna Werle mezzosoprano
Young rising mezzo-soprano Anna Werle has graduated from University of Arts of her home town Berlin with distinction. She studied and still works with Robert Gambill. In addition she attended Master Classes with Montserrat Caballé , Grace Bumbry, Mya Besselink and Lorenzo Regazzo as well as with the directors Michael Hampe and Frank Hilbrich.
Already during her studies she began an active operatic and concert career. She has been introduced to public by Montserrat Caballé in the concert ‘Voces de Montserrat Caballé’ at Auditorio de Zaragoza.
Engagements include Dorabella at Anhaltisches Theater Dessau in 2011 and again in 2011 as Dorabella at the Young Opera Festival Schloss Weikersheim (Jeunesses Musicales) as well as singing the Soloist Alto part of J.S. Bach’s Missa si minor under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling on a tour in Italy (Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Auditorium Manzoni Bologna, Teatro Comunale Vicenza, Teatro Comunale Siena, Castel S`Elmo Napoli) in 2012.
Anna has won several international competitions.
Prizes include 1. Prize and Special Prize at Concorso Citta di Alcamo (Sicilia) in 2011, 2. Prize at Concorso Bellini (Caltanisseta) and 1. Prize at Canto Festival di Amandola 2011. In 2013 she won a Special Prize (concert engagements) at the International Concert Competition of VdKC in Zwickau and is officially recommended concert soloist of this organization. Also in 2013Anna has won the Critics Award at Concorso Velluti (Venezia). In 2014 she received 2. Prize and Special Prize for the most beautiful mezzosoprano voice at the International Competition of Accademia Belcanto Graz and in 2015 she has been finalist in the Marie Kraja Festival in Tirana.
In the seasons 2012-2015 she has been soloist member of Landestheater Detmold where she has performed roles like Rosina (Barbière di Siviglia), Mercédès (Carmen), Flora (La Traviata), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Roßweisse (Walküre), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), Karolka (Jenufa), Angel 2/Marie (Written on Skin), Emilia (Otello), 2. Dame /3. Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Ramiro (La finta giardinera).
Guest engagements in 2014/2015 include La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at Komische Oper Berlin, Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana) at Stadttheater Klagenfurt/Austria, Contralto Soloist in the Christmas Oratorio (J.S. Bach) at Gewandhaus Leipzig, Der Silbersee (Kurt Weill) at Konzerthaus Berlin under the baton of Ivan Fischer and a Gala Concert at the Yuri Bashmet Festival in Sochi/Russia during the Olympic Games.
Role debuts and performances in 2015/16 include Ramiro (La finta giardinera) at Landestheater Detmold, Mercédès at Oper Kiel, La Ciesca at Staatstheater Mainz, her first Verdi-Requiem in the Berliner Dom and Rundfunksendesaal under the baton of Peter Aderhold, Dorabella at Oper Halle, Waltraute /Walküre at Tiroler Festspiele Erl (Cover), Concerts with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie under the baton of Pavel Baleff, Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) in Calabria under the baton of M° David Crescenzi, and Orphée at Lehniner Sommermusiken.