Ana James’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah
, Mendelssohn’s Elijah
, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate
, Great Mass in C minor
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Orff’s Carmina Burana
, Fauré’s Requiem
and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion
and St. John Passion
. She has performed in concert throughout New Zealand, on tour in China with the World Orchestra of Spain, and in venues such as the Royal Festival, Queen Elizabeth, Barbican Halls in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and at the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall, Tokyo. Last year she sang in a concert of extracts from Haydn operas with the Classical Opera Company at the Wigmore Hall and represented the Royal Opera House in a special concert at Buckingham Palace celebrating ‘Youth and Arts’. She was recently soloist in a New Year’s Day concert for Raymond Gubbay at the Barbican. She has recorded Ygraine in Dukas’ Ariane et Barbe-bleue
(Telarc) and taken part in the S4C TV documentary ‘Sopranos’.
A graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Royal College of Music London, she studies with Lillian Watson. A winner of several scholarships and competitions, she is the inaugural recipient of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Scholarship. Ana James also studied with Marlena Kleinmann Malas at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.
The current season includes Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring
(Toulouse), Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail
(Rio de Janiero), Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata
(Opera Project) and a Flower Maiden in Wagner’s Parsifal
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