Anne Marie Stanley
Acclaimed for being an extraordinarily moving actress as well as possessing a rich mezzo voice that can usher in heat, intensity, and remarkable vulnerability Anne Marie Stanley is garnering a great deal of attention in the classical music world.
Anne Marie recently made her Royal Opera House Main Stage debut as the Third Wood Spirit in Dvořák's Rusalka and her Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre debut as the title role in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Recent highlights include covering the role of Thurza in Dame Ethyl Smyth's The Wreckers at The Glyndebourne Festival Opera in East Sussex, England as well as performing the role of Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was named a 2022 Grand Finals Winner of The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition where she received the Faith P. Geier Award. Previous awards include First Prize in the 2021 Giulio Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts and Grand Finalist in the Vincerò World Singing Competition in Naples, Italy.
Anne Made made her operatic debut with Spoleto Festival USA in their production of Giordano’s Mese Mariano. The following year, she completed Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy and performed the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Subsequently, she became a member of the Apprentice Singer Program with The Santa Fe Opera, singing the role of Giovanna in Rigoletto, covering Olivia in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain, and singing in the chorus in La fille du régiment. In the summer of 2016, she was a Studio Artist with the Wolf Trap Opera Company where she covered Female Chorus in Britten's Rape of Lucretia.
In January 2017, Anne Marie was one of the eight finalists who performed in the Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition. She won first prize in the 2016 Franco-American Grand Concours Vocal Competition in Austin, Texas and in 2015 she was first prize winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition, The New York Lyric Opera Theatre National Vocal Competition, and the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges Grant winner.
After being featured as Concepción in Ravel's L'heure Espagnole in The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes in 2017, Anne Marie sang as the mezzo soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with The Princeton Symphony, conducted by Rossen Milanov. Shortly afterwards she received 3rd prize in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition in Palm Springs, California and later in 2018 received 1st prize in The Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing Vocal Competition.
In summer 2018, Anne Marie attended Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California where she received mentoring from the renowned Marilyn Horne and performed the role of Dinah in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti conducted by Edwin Outwater and directed by Peabody Southwell. She also sang the role of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, conducted by James Conlon and directed by James Darrah. In the Fall of 2018, Anne Marie sang the role of Valletto in Bare Opera's production of L'incorinazione di Poppea conducted by David Moody and directed by David Paul.
Anne Marie made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 singing as the mezzo soloist in Mozart's Mass in C minor with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leslie Dala. In August of the same year, she began her residency at the Academy of Vocal Arts where she performed the role of Léonor in Donizetti's La Favorite conducted by Richard Raub and directed by Gregory Boyle.
Anne Marie was also scheduled to perform the role of Die Vertraute in Strauss' Elektra with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This event was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Anne Marie earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton and her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
"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