BIOGRAPHY

Soprano Anne Fuchs has sung throughout the United States and abroad. She made her professional European debut in 2012 when she stepped in on three days’ notice as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, a role she was asked to reprise throughout the remaining season. She was then engaged in Oldenburg as a guest artist for the 2013 -2014 season, performing playful roles such as Ida and Adele (cover) in Die Fledermaus.  

 

Prior to her move to Germany in 2012, Anne focused on the performance of new music, including her portrayal of "Betty" in the Valkyrie Suit, a role created for her by composer Eric Moe in his "Mini Moderns" compositions with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. During this time she was also a member and featured soloist in Donald Nally's Grammy-Award winning contemporary ensemble, The Crossing, and spent years recording with the ensemble and collaborating with groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Piffaro, Network for New Music, Tempesta di Mare, Lyric Fest, and Opera Philadelphia. She also served on the Artistic Board of the Ensemble, working to promote new music in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.

Anne's other operatic highlights include her performance of Fiordiligi in a televised production of Cosi fan Tutte with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany, as well as a sound project in Rome, Italy for the International Year of Astronomy, and other performances with Palazzo Ricci opera studio in Montepulciano, Italy. She enjoyed singing the featured soprano role in Orff's Carmina Burana with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Maria in Berstein's West Side Story with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Miss Silverpeal in the Queen's Opera Association's production of Mozart's The Impresario, and numerous touring performances with the Queens Opera Association's "The Three Divas," of which she was a member.  She has sung leading opera roles with Sinfonietta Nova, Rising Star Singers, Lexington Opera Society, Westminster Opera Theater, and the University of Kentucky Opera Theater  such as Rosalinde, Cherubino, Flora, Pamina, and Tamiri.  Most recently, Anne performed the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor and Adina in L'elisir d'amore with South Bend Lyric Opera. 

Anne has been granted awards by the American Prize, the Philadelphia Lieder Society, Classical Singer magazine, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the National Association of Teachers of Singers, and most notably, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, of which she was a regional finalist at the age of 20.

Anne was trained by Metropolitan Opera sopranos Gail Robinson, Sharon Sweet, and Edda Moser. She holds a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Kentucky. .

 

She is currently based in South Bend, Indiana, where she is on the voice faculty at Indiana University's South Bend campus and maintains a voice studio dedicated to vocal flexibility and freedom of expression. She also serves on numerous artistic boards and committees, and helps connect community leaders and arts advocates to opportunities that will advance the arts for all in the South Bend region. 

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