Dr. Anne Harley is originally from Canada, and is a classically trained soprano specializing in baroque music and an avid proponent of contemporary and experimental works for voice. She has a Doctorate of Musical Arts with a focus on Historical Performance (Voice) and a Masters degree in Music (voice performance) from Boston University, completing two years in their prestigious Opera Institute. She has obtained a grant to study Inuit throat singing and has been researching various historical perspectives on vocal production. She has also investigated voice work through the techniques of the Roy Hart School with Richard Armstrong. As a performer, The Boston Globe has dubbed her a "compelling advocate" and noted that she "boasts a naturally flexible, sweet high soprano." She has performed as soloist with groups across North America and in Europe, including the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, Boston Bach Ensemble, Musica Angelica, Back Bay Chorale, Musicians of the Old Post Road, The Neovoxer Ensemble, and at Tanglewood. She was a Bentley Fellow at Dartmouth College, and was a member of Lowell House at Harvard University where she taught voice and directed the spring 2002 production of Carmen, set at the April 2001 Free Trade protests in Quebec City. She previously taught and directed opera at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and in 2003, she directed Eugene Onegin for Harvard University in the original Russian, and traveled to Russia. In 1999, she made her European debut as the lead in Handel's Acis & Galatea in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. Her group TALISMAN's recent recording of music composed by Russian women aristocrats from the court of Catherine the Great was released on Dorian in September 2002; the project won the Noah Greenberg Award in 2001.
Doctor Musical Arts Boston University; MMusic and Artist Diploma Boston University (Opera Institute); BA Yale University.
Languages: English Specializations: Singing
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