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 pursue a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Vienna Conservatorium (MuK) under the tutelage of Prof. Sylvia Greenberg and Maestro David Aronson.
Anna has been the winner of various awards and competitions in both Australia and Europe. In 2013 she was the winner of the Australian Music Events Opera Scholar of the Year, The Armstead Singing Award, 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 most recently the winner of the 2017 Richard Strauss Singing Competition in Munich, Germany, an honour awarded by esteemed singers Brigitte Fassbaender and 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 also gained Musical Theatre experience as Guenevere in Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot and as Rhoda in William Finn’s A New Brain, for which she received a Music Theatre Guild of Victoria commendation for Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role. During her Masters in Vienna Anna sang the title role in Franz von Suppés komische oper Die Schöne Galatheé. In 2016 she went on to debut Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar to great acclaim and The Ugly Step Sister, Griselda in the World Premiere of Cinderella in Vienna, an opera composed by Wunderkind Alma Deutscher, for which she was featured in the BBC Documentary ‘Alma Deutscher: Finding Cinderella’ hosted by Alan Yentob in the Imagine Series. In 2017, Anna made her Operetta debut as Eurydice in Jaques Offenbach’s Orpheus in der Unterwelt with Festival KLANG Bad Hall. In the same year she debuted two Richard Strauss roles; Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany and most recently, Zerbinetta in the same opera for the Berlin Opera Academy.
In Vienna, Anna is a regular concert soloist with the Vienna Baroque and Classic Orchestra in Palais Schönborn, the Vienna Residence Orchestra in Konzerthaus Vienna and Palais Auersperg, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra in the Vienna Musikverein and Vienna State Opera as well as Tutti Mozart, whom she had the privilege of joining in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey as the soprano soloist for the World Premiere Concert of Mozart’s Wendling Flute Concerto. As a member of Australian Music Events Opera Scholars Australia, she has performed alongside the likes of Yvonne Kenny AM, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Anthony Warlow, James Morrison and Guy Noble in their concert series Opera in the Alps, Opera in the Market and Opera by the Loch. Anna is delighted to be back in Australia as the soloist for her favourite Australian event, Opera in the Alps in January, 2018.