Anna Virov

 

Anna Virovlansky




Anna Virovlansky works as a freelance artist at the moment. She had been a member of the ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera Munich since
2011, 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 Munich.
This engagement has been preceded by a 2-year contract at 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.
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 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, she emigrated to Israel with her family in 1990. Subsequently, she studied
voice with Agness Massini at the Rubin Academy 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.