Anna Dowsley

Anna Dowsley


Anna Dowsley is a prominent Australian mezzo soprano who has performed on operatic and concert stages around the world.

In the 2022/23 season, Anna made her Opera Frankfurt debut performing Olga (Eugene Onegin) and performed Adalgisa (Norma) with Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova. She recorded with L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (Palazzetto Bru Zane label) and performed in concert with Concerto Budapest.

In 2021, Anna performed the title role of Carmen (Staatstheater Nürnberg, Germany) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Teatro Petruzzelli, Italy). She made her United Kingdom debut in 2017 performing Meg Page alongside Sir Bryn Terfel as Falstaff (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic).

Anna performed the title role in Pinchgut Opera’s 2022 production of Orontea and starred in their 2020 full-length opera film A Delicate Fire. With Opera Australia, her roles have included: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Siébel (Faust), Smeton (Anna Bolena), Flora (La traviata), Tebaldo (Don Carlos) and Zaida (Il turco in Italia). With Sydney Chamber Opera, Anna performed the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.

On the concert platform, Anna has performed with the Sydney, Tasmanian, Adelaide, and Queensland Symphony Orchestras; Pinchgut Opera; Van Diemen’s Band; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; and Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.

In 2019, Anna received third prize in the Toulouse International Singing Competition and was the recipient of the Australian Opera Award, funded by the Youth Music Foundation.

Anna makes her debut with Opera Queensland in this production of Così fan tutte.

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