Anna Virovlansky

Since 2013 Anna Virovlansky works as a freelance, singing Traviata (Leipzig Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Taiwan National Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Leipzig), Norina (Gaertnerplatztheatre, Munich), Sophie “Rosenkavalier” (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Marzelline “Fidelio” ( Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence), and an Echo “Ariadne of Naxos" (Bavarian State Opera Munich).

Since 2011 she he had been a member of the ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, where she has appeared in roles such as Sophie in “Der Rosenkavalier“, Musetta, Adele and Marzelline in “Fidelio“. She has enjoyed particular success with her debut as Giulietta in “Les contes d’Hoffmann” at the Munich Opera Festival 2012. During the 2012/13 season she had been singing Pamina and Soeur Constance in “Les Dialogues des Carmélites”.

In the summer of 2010 Anna Virovlansky made her Glyndebourne Festival debut as Zerlina in “Don Giovanni”, which was highly acclaimed by audience and press alike, and, already in December 2010, she appeared for the first time at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, in the role of Musetta. At Essen’s Aalto Theatre she has recently sung Giulietta in concert performances of Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”.

Since 2008 a member of the ensemble at the Düsseldorf’s Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where her repertoire included Musetta, Gilda, Pamina, the title role in Massenet’s “Manon“, as well as Argie in Rameau’s “Les Paladins“. The complete recording of this production is available on CD. In January 2013 Anna Virovlansky returned to Düsseldorf for a series of guest performances as Gilda.

Since 2004 Anna Virovlansky has been engaged at the Opera house in Bonn, where she acquired a broad repertoire, including Sophie in “Der Rosenkavalier”, Marzelline (“Fidelio”), Norina, Oscar and, especially, the important lyric Mozart roles of Zerlina, Pamina and Susanna, which she has also been singing at Essen’s Aalto Theatre. An important step in her career has also been her debut as Violetta in a revival of “La Traviata” in March 2009.

Born in St. Petersburg in 1978, she emigrated to Israel with her family in 1990. Subsequently, she studied voice with Agness Massini at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, and was accepted into the Israeli Opera Studio immediately upon completing her studies in the 2003/2004 season.

Anna Virovlansky first attracted attention when she won the “Spring Voices Competition” in Israel, in 2003. That same year, her success at the international singing competition “Neue Stimmen” in Gütersloh, Germany, led to her contract with the Bonn opera house. At the Belvedere Competition in Vienna, 2004, she was awarded an engagement at the theatre in Basel, as well as a special prize from the "Professional Association of Opera Directors". She received the “Förderpreis für hervorragende junge Künstler der Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2006" (a study grant for outstanding young artists) and was nominated young artist of the year by the Opernwelt magazine in 2006. She has also been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF), the IVAI, the Richard Wagner Association (2005), and has won several prizes from Israel’s Rubin Academy.