Dame Anne Evans

Anne Evans, established as one of Britain’s most internationally successful singers, has appeared in opera and concert is most of the world’s major musical centres. She sang Brünnhilde at the Bayreuth Festival with Daniel Barenboim from 1989 to 1992, performances which are available on CD and video released by Teldec. She also sang this role to great critical acclaim in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Covent Garden, Buenos Aires, Nice, Welsh National Opera, in concert with the Cleveland Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnanyi, and in semi-staged performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Bernard Haitink.

Anne Evans, a celebrated Isolde, sang the role in Berlin, Paris, Dresden, Brussels, for Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera, and at the Ravello Festival. Her performances of Leonore FIDELIO included the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Edinburgh Festival, and Stuttgart, and other notable engagements have included Sieglinde (San Francisco), Elisabeth TANNHÄUSER at the Metropolitan New York, the Marschallin DER ROSENKAVALIER in a new production for English National Opera, Ariadne ARIADNE AUF NAXOS at the Edinburgh Festival, Governess THE TURN OF THE SCREW at La Monnaie in Brussels (released on CD), and Madame Lidoine DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES at Glimmerglass.

In the concert hall she has sung with many of the world’s leading conductors and has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival. In August 2003 she sang excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Charles Mackerras at the BBC Proms in what was to be her farewell public appearance. Anne Evans was made a Dame of the British Empire in June 2000.