"...a Nightingale's dulcet finery..."
- Paul Selar, Herald Sun
Anna Voshege is an Australian-German coloratura soprano. In 2012 she completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia under the tutelage of Brian Hansford, Rosamund Illing and Raymond Lawrence. During her studies she was selected to sing in master classes with a number of esteemed singers and conductors including Yvonne Kenny AM, Maestro Christian Badea and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. In 2014 Anna moved to Vienna, Austria to study a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Vienna Conservatorium (MuK) under the tutelage of Prof. Sylvia Greenberg and Maestro David Aronson which she was awarded with first class Honours.
Anna has been the winner of various awards and competitions in both Australia and Europe. In Australia she has been the winner of the Australian Music Events Opera Scholar of the Year and the Armstead Singing Award, semi-finalist in the German-Australian Opera Grant as well as finalist in the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year and the IFAC Australian Singing Competition where she performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Johannes Fritzsch. Across Europe she has been a finalist in competitions such as the Sedat Gurel Third International Voice Competition in Istanbul, Turkey, the Nico Dostal Singing Competition in Vienna, Austria and was in 2017 the winner of the Richard Strauss Singing Competition in Munich, Germany, an honour awarded by esteemed mezzo-soprano Brigitte Fassbaender and soprano Gundula Janowitz.
While in Australia, Anna was a soloist in Assembly, a new collaborative work with Victorian Opera and Chunky Move Dance Company as part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival. She made her Musical Theatre debut as Guenevere in Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot and received a commendation for Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria for her portrayal of Rhoda in William Finn’s A New Brain. During her Masters in Vienna Anna sang the title role in Franz von Suppés komische oper Die Schöne Galatheé and in 2016 went on to debut the role of Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar. Later that year she had the immense honour of singing the role of The Ugly Step Sister, Griselda in the World Premiere of Cinderella, an opera composed by Child Prodigy, Alma Deutscher, for which she was featured in the BBC Documentary Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella hosted by Alan Yentob. In 2017 Anna starred as Eurydice in Jaques Offenbach’s operetta Orpheus in der Unterwelt with Festival KLANG Bad Hall. In the same year she debuted two Richard Strauss roles; Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Berlin Opera Academy and Najade in the same opera for the Richard Strauss Festival accompanied by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Alexander Liebreich in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Anna returned to the festival in 2018 to sing the roles of First Witch and Second Lady in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, a production that was broadcast by the Bayerische Rundfunk and accompanied by esteemed baroque Orchestra Akamus. Anna returned to the role of Queen of the Night in 2018 for the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet Tirana before making her operatic debut at home in Melbourne singing the role of Sophie in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Melbourne Opera. In 2019 Anna debuted the role of Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Kinderoper Bühne Baden.
As a member of Australian Music Events Opera Scholars Australia, she has performed alongside Yvonne Kenny AM, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Anthony Warlow, James Morrison and Guy Noble and returned in 2018 as a feature artist for Opera in the Alps. In Vienna, Anna is a regular concert soloist with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra in the Vienna Musikverein and Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra, the Vienna Residence Orchestra in Konzerthaus Vienna and Palais Auersperg, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in the Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Orangerie, the Vienna Baroque and Classic Orchestra in Palais Schönborn and Tutti Mozart as well as being a featured soloist at St. Stephans Cathedral.