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“French-Canadian soprano Anna-Sophie Neher is turning heads with her voice and her stage persona. Her Lavia in the recent world premiere of Hadrian was praised for sparkling tone and an endearing stage presence.”
Ludwig van, Joseph So,
December 11, 2018
Mozart – Voi avete un cor fedele
Rossini – Le Comte Ory – En proie à la tristesse
Canadian-German soprano Anna-Sophie Neher is a member of the prestigious Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company. While in the program, she appeared in different performances as Gretel, the Sandman, and the Dewfairy in Hänsel und Gretel; the First Woodsprite in Rusalka; and she created the role of Lavia in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian. Ms. Neher is the first prize winner of the OSM Manulife Competition (2017), the Wirth Vocal Competition (2017), the Christina and Louis Quillico Competition (2019), and the Prix Étoile Stingray (2017).
In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Neher appears in concert in Montreal at the Bach Festival in Cantatas BWV 32 and 51 and with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in a virtual presentation of the Vivaldi Gloria and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Praised for her “gleaming tone and excellent agility” (Ludwig van Toronto), Ms. Neher has sung a great deal of orchestral concert repertoire from Bach and Mozart to Pärt and Williams.
Ms. Neher earned her master’s degree from McGill University and her bachelor’s degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She also perfected her art for a year at Bard College. During her studies, she performed as Blanche in Dialogue des Carmélites, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas. Anna-Sophie has also received many scholarships including the Sylva Gelber Foundation (2018-2019) and the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation (2016-2017-2018).