The voice is glorious: rich, deep, and powerful, and with superlative diction...The role can sometimes sound matronly, but Stanley's youthful instrument teems with a life-affirming passion. She's also a consumate actor, conveying [the character's] strict moral principles, her impatience, her vulnerability, and ultimately her decision to die as a final act of defiance... It's a performance of compelling power and passion. -Clive Paget, Musical America
Anne Marie Stanley was a tour de force as Lucretia, taking us from collected elegance to shattered victim in a devastating performance. Stanley's diction was impeccable and
there was a smoldering to her lower register,
a quality akin to mezcal, that
coloured and lifted her singing
Anne Marie received First Prize in the 2023 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition in Beverly Hills, California. She subsequently performed the role of the Austrian Woman in The Death of Klinghoffer with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra led by John Adams for their broadcasting series NTR Zaterdag Matinee at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She recently performed in recital with Luke Housner works by De Falla, Massenet, Britten, and Berg for the Opera Philadelphia Festival O23 series.
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"Her warm mezzo already has bloom and exceptional evenness across a big range, as well as a good command of dynamics. She’s a striking presence, too — here, in a form-hugging gown, she was truly statuesque."
David Fox, Parterre Box