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Sally-Anne Russell - performed for the second time in Pearl Beach

Sally-Anne Russell One of Australia's finest mezzo sopranos, Sally-Anne Russell has over fifty operatic roles in her repertoire and has sung in fifteen countries including the United States, Austria, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Japan and Canada. As a principal guest artist she has sung with Opera Australia, all of the State Opera companies and all of the major Australian symphony orchestras. Sally-Anne's many CDs and DVDs include her solo operatic disc 'Enchanting', Pergolesi's Stabat Mater (winner of the 2005 ARIA Listeners Choice), Bach Arias and Duets (ARIA Nominated), Mozart's Requiem, Don John Of Austria, Top 100 ABC Concert Gala, Opera Australia's Golden Jubilee/50th Anniversary DVD (ABC Classics), Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges (CHANDOS) and The No 1 Classical Album 2007 and 2009 (DECCA).

A graduate of the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Music Performance, Sally-Anne was a member of the Victoria State Opera Young Artist Program and has won many prizes and awards at competitions such as The Australian Singing Competition, Herald Sun Aria, Covent Garden Scholarship, Adelaide Aria, National Liederfest, Canberra Aria, The Royal Overseas League in London and The Belvedere International Singing Competition in Vienna. She has been nominated for both Young Australian of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year (Arts).

Sally-Anneís recent engagements include Melbourne Symphony and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for Messiah, Tasmanian Symphony for Mozart Requiem and arias, and Artsong Perth for a recital with Sarah Macliver. She also presented recitals in Sydney and Tasmania, appeared at Stonningtonís Opera in the Park, and with Monash Academy Orchestra in Beethoven's
Symphony No. 9 and adjudicated the National Liederfest in Melbourne.

In 2016 Sally-Anne sings the role of Nancy Tang in Nixon In China for New Zealand Festival, Mozart's Litaniae with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, St John Passion with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, St Matthew Passion with Melbourne Bach Choir, Mass in Time of War with Monash Academy Orchestra and B Minor Mass in Ballarat as well as many recitals including Voyage to the Moon, a baroque pastiche written and directed by Michael Gow, for Musica Viva and Victorian Opera.


It was our great delight and pleasure to have once again welcomed back Sally-Anne Russell to perform for us at Opera in the Arboretum in 2017.

Sally-Anne Russell is managed by Arts Management Pty Ltd..
(Biography - © Arts Management 2016)

(Video © ABC Classics - Habanera from Carmen.)


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