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Anne Fuchs

Donna Elvira

Soprano Anne Fuchs has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Noted for her quick musicality and flexibility, she made her professional European debut as an Einspringerin for Papagena in Die Zauberfloete, a role she learned in two days. She was offered a guest contract with the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, performing playful roles including Papagena, Ida, and Adele (cover) in Die Fledermaus. Anne's other European highlights include a televised production of Così fan tutte as Fiordiligi with the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany, a sound project entitled Notte Splendida Notte in Rome, Italy, as part of the International Year of Astronomy, and her performances as a featured artist with Palazzo Ricci opera studio in Tuscany. She also toured Germany performing concerts in castles and gardens with Kuenstlermeile, collaborating with international opera singers, jazz ensembles, and pianists.

In the United States, Anne has been featured in the soprano role in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, and Miss Silverpeal in the Queens Opera Association’s touring production of Mozart's The Impresario. She has also performed with Sinfonietta Nova, Rising Star Singers, Lexington Opera Society, Westminster Opera Theater, and University of Kentucky Opera Theater in roles such as Rosalinda, Cherubino, Flora, La Libellule, Tamiri, and Pamina. One of her favorite roles was as "Diva" with the Queen’s Opera Association’s touring group, The Three Divas, which performed in venues up and down the east coast.

A lover of new music, Anne premiered The Valkyrie Suite with the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh as "Betty" a role created for her by composer Eric Moe. She was also a member of and featured soloist with Philadelphia’s premier new music ensemble, Donald Nally’s The Crossing, collaborating with ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Piffaro, Network for New Music, Tempesta di Mare, and Lyric Fest. She served on the Artistic Board of the Ensemble, working to promote new music in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Anne took her passionate arts advocacy to the South Bend, Indiana community, where she served on numerous boards, committees, and fundraising initiatives to promote the arts. She was thrilled to join the South Bend Lyric Opera family as a local artist, performing in title roles such as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana and Adina in L’elisir d’amore. She has also been featured in recitals and concerts with the Crystal Valley Concert Series, Downtown South Bend, Indiana University South Bend, where she served as adjunct voice faculty, and with the National Accordion Symphony Orchestra.

Anne has been granted awards by the Philadelphia Lieder Society, The Jenny Lind Competition, Classical Singer, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and most notably, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, of which she was a Regional Finalist at the age of 20. She completed her vocal training with Metropolitan Opera sopranos Gail Robinson, Sharon Sweet, and Edda Moser.

She now lives in Indianapolis, where she looks forward to bringing her zest for music to the community.

Anne Fuchs
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