Melbourne, 20 January 2018
Anna-Louise enjoyed returning to the Melbourne Town Hall as a guest of the Melbourne Intervarsity Choral Festival to perform the soprano solos in Elgar’s rarely performed oratorio Light of Life, alongside mezzo soprano Liane Keegan, tenor Andrew Goodwin and baritone Raphael Wong.
Coolangatta, 22 and 29 September 2017
Anna-Louise performed the title role in Aïda for Griffith Opera on the Beach at Coolangatta. Unfortunately for all involved, the first performance on 22 September was cancelled shortly after the scheduled starting time due to a lightening storm! Thankfully the second performance on 29 September was a great success. Anna-Louise shared the stage with Sian Pendry as Amneris and Arnold Rawls as Radames, with Tahu Matheson conducting.
Sydney, 22 & 24 July, 2017
Anna-Louise performed the role of Crobyle in Thaïs for Opera Australia to acclaim in two sold out performances at the Sydney Town Hall.
Starring Nicole Car and Etienne Dupuis, the performances featured the Opera Australia Orchestra conducted by Guillaume Tournaire, alongside Anna Yun, Simon Kim, Richard Anderson, Sian Pendry, Jonathan McCauley and Alexander Hargreaves.
Vienna, Musiktheater Gesellschaft, Türkengasse 19, 1090, 12 May 2017 – Liederabend with pianist Jonathan Floril
Jumping in for an indisposed friend (Australian baritone James Roser), Anna-Louise performed a program featuring Berg’s 7 frühe Lieder and arias by Wagner, Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.
Vienna, Wiener Staatsoper Agrana Studiobühne, Walfischgasse, 11 May 2017 – Another jump in as “Melanie” in the Kinderoper Patchwork by Tristan Schulze und Johanna von der Deken
On Thursday 11 May 2017 at 10:30am Anna-Louise reprised the role of “Melanie” in the Kindeoper Patchwork by Tristan Schulze and Johanna von der Deken at the Wiener Staatsoper, on the Agrana Studiobühne, Walfischgasse. For further photos please see her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Annalouisecolesoprano/
Vienna, Wiener Staatsoper Agrana Studiobühne, Walfischgasse, 12 March 2017 – Jump in as “Melanie” in the Kinderoper Patchwork by Tristan Schulze und Johanna von der Deken
On Sunday 12 March 2017 at 11:00am Anna-Louise jumped in to sing the role of “Melanie” in the Kindeoper Patchwork by Tristan Schulze and Johanna von der Deken at the Wiener Staatsoper, on the Agrana Studiobühne, Walfischgasse. For further photos please see her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Annalouisecolesoprano/
Vienna, 24 February 2017 – Wiener Opernball 2017
Anna-Louise attended the 2017 Wiener Opernball on Thursday 23 February 2017 as a member of the Solistenensemble, wearing a custom made deep blue velvet gown by Australian couturier Linda Britten (http://lindabritten.com/).
Photo courtesy of the Wiener Staatsoper – for further photos of the evening please see: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wiener.staatsoper/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158342986075717 and Anna-Louise’s Facebook page:
Vienna, 21 February 2017 – Green Room Award Nomination
Anna-Louise is delighted to have been nominated for the Green Room Award for Female in a Supporting Role in the Opera category for her roles of Gerhilde and Dritte Norn in Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle in November – December 2016, alongside many esteemed colleagues and friends. The 2017 Green Room Awards Ceremony will be held at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday 27 March 2017.
Melbourne’s premier peer-presented, performing arts industry awards recognise excellence and innovation across a range of categories, including Cabaret, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, Dance, Independent Theatre, Music Theatre, Opera and Theatre Companies.
For a full list of nominees please see the Green Room Awards Association website: