Hungarian born Mezzo-Soprano Anna Engländer is a recent graduate from Rice University, where she completed her Master’s degree in Music.
While at Rice, Ms. Engländer appeared as Penelope in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, and Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. She also performed scenes as Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther and Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Also at Rice, Ms. Engländer was the recipient of the Renèe Fleming Endowment Scholarship and the Richard Bado Honorary Prize.
In 2015 Ms. Engländer recieved a fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival where she performed the song cycle Casa Guidi by Dominick Argento as part of the Chamber Music Series.
As a 2014 Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artist, Ms. Engländer performed scenes as Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Ms. Engländer holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While at CU Boulder, Ms. Engländer sang Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Jo in Adamo’s Little Women, Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rakes Progress, Mezzo-Soprano soloist in Bernstein’s Mass, La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and La Suora Zelatrice in Puccini’s Suor Angelica.
For the 2012 Colorado Music Festival, Ms. Engländer performed the role of the Cat in Hans Krása’s Brundibár. As part of CU Boulder’s New Opera Workshop, she has premiered works by Lori Laitman, Herschel Garfein and Kirke Mechem. The 2012/2013 season saw her European debut with Opera Futura in Verona, Italy, where she sang Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
Ms. Engländer recently placed fourth in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition.