- Opera magazine ( July 2012)
Annie Fredriksson is a mezzo soprano from Sweden. She has been a full scholar and she finished the Royal College of Music International Opera course in july 2013 studying with Dinah Harris. Annie has been generously supported by the Celia and Andrew Curran Scholar supported by a Charles Branchini Award, Opperby Stokowski Scholarship, a Henry Wood award, Sandrews Award, H.T Cedergren, Ruud-Wallenbergs Fond, Frederika Brehmer Stiftelse, Gålöstiftelse . HT Cedergrens fond and by the Josephine Baker Trust Scheme. In January Annie was awarded with the prestigious price, Anders Wall Scholarship.
Annie was brought up into a family of entreprenuerials in Gnosjö 1982. Early on a great interest for music was developed. She began taking formal singing lessons at the age of 17. But it was not until she moved to Stockholm in 2003 she started studying classical music at Birkagardens Folkhogskolan and Operastudio 67 in 2005. Annie has also performed many concerts extensively around Sweden.
The summer of 2013 Annie made her Glyndebourne debut and went on as the cover for the role as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro due to illness, conducted by the french conductor Jeremié Rhorer. During the season she was performing the role as the 2nd Bridesmaid and she was also taking part in the Falstaff chorus.
Her operatic experiences have included the RCMIOS ; Tirinto in Handel´s Imeneo, Nerone in L´incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, Marcellina in La Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. She in Lie Downand Stay by Michael Shearer, Octavian in Strauss´s Der Rosenkavalier, the Fox in Janacek’ s The Cunning Little Vixen RCM Opera scenes, La Countessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro Operastudio 67, Stockholm. Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Operastudio 67, Helena in Britten´s A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Operastudio 67. Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinkt, Idamande in Mozart´s, Idomeneo, Operastudio 67. Xerxes in Händel´s Xerxes, Operastudio 67. Annie has also sung in the chorus for Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach (RCM) where she also covered the role as Venus. In May of 2011 Annie joined the RCM International Opera School to Paris to sing the role as Lady Saphir in Gillbert & Sullivans opera, Patience, at the Musée d'Orsay.
Engagements have included an appearance at the Cadogan Hall performing the Gypsy Songs, Op.55 by Dvořák, Jean Sibelius and Richard Strauss songs. Annie was singing one of the female voices in Leoš Janáček’s , The Diary of the One Who Disappeared, at the Wigmore Hall with Christianne Stotijn and Mark Padmore. She also was performing in a lunch recital at the Oxfordlieder Festival in October. Lunchrecital at the RA museum in the spring 2012. Soloist in Vivaldi’s Magnificat, De Lalande’s De profundis with the Epsom Choral Society. Bach´s Magnificat, Messe no 2 and Herz und Mund. Mozart´s Mass in C, the Coronation Mass. Handel´s Coronations Anthems with Laurence Cummings as a conductor. She has also taken part in masterclasses with Gerald Finley, Lawrence Zazzo, Ann Murray, Roger Vignoles, Dame Anne Evans, Håkan Hagergård and Ingrid Tobiasson.
2014 Annie performed the following roles; Annio from La Clemenza di Tito in Malta. Mary from the Silvership by J.M Kraus and J. Dominique at Vadstena. In the spring of 2015 Annie performed the role as Cherubino from Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, at Norrlandsoperan in Umeå conducted by Tobias Ringborg. Last year Annie was touring in the north of Sweden alongside with Piteå Kammaropera / NEO, performing the role as Gabrielle in an newly written piece Boris Christ by Marcus Fjellström and Daniel Pedersen. In October of 2016 she returned to the same opera company to permorm the role as Eva Rausing from the opera, Stilla min Eld, by Nicolai Dunger and Fredrik Högberg.
The summer of 2017, Annie performed the role as Zaida from Il Turco di italia by Rossini at Läckö Castle.View my CV
Live recording from 2014 with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in De Geer Hallen
Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing
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