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Canadian-German soprano Anna-Sophie Neher received many grants during her studies, including one from the Sylva Gelber Foundation and the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation. In 2017, she won 1st place in the Manulife Competition of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra and the McGill University Wirth Prize. She also participated in the Montreal International Competition and the Salzburg International Mozart Wettbewerb.
As a member of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, Toronto, she made her debut alongside Thomas Hampson and Karita Mattila, creating the role of Lavia in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian. She also sang there in Rusalka (First Nymphe), Hänsel and Gretel (Gretel, Sandman, the Sleep Fairy), The Magic Flute (Pamina) and Carmen (Micaëla). She also appeared as Blanche (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Opera McGill, Pamina (The Magic Flute) organised by the Bard College, and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) with the Montreal Conservatory of Music, and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Past season, she made her debut with the Paris Opera as Antigone (Œdipe). In concerts, Anna-Sophie Neher has performed in Carmina Burana, Carl Orff, Mass in C minor and Coronation Mass and Requiem, Mozart, Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt and several Cantatas by Bach.
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