B i o g r a p h y
Mezzo soprano Anne Byrne quickly became a known presence on the Boston music scene after receiving her Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2011. Having moved to Berlin, Germany in 2014, Ms. Byrne gave her European debut singing the role of La Haine with the York Trust Company in their production of Gluck's Armide, Summer 2014.
In Boston Ms Byrne sang with numerous companies including Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Opera del West, Lowell House Opera and Odyssey Opera. Ms. Byrne sang several World Premieres with Juventas New Music Ensemble, premiering the roles of Varjka and Pelageya in Moshe Shulman's one act opera Desire to Sleep and the Sun and Moon as well as the Evil Queen (cover) in the world premiere of The Magic Mirror composed by Polina Nazaykinskaya based on Pushkin's Snow White.
Other roles include the Componist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Jo in Little Women, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Gypsy Woman in Aleko, Mercédès in Carmen, 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute and The Princess in Suor Angelica. Anne attended the AIMS program in Graz, Austria in the summer of 2013 where she sang with the AIMS orchestra in the Wagner gala "Weiche, Wotan! Weiche" and "Stride la vampa" in the first orchestra concert. She was a young artist at Ash Lawn Opera in the summer of 2010 performing as Meg Brockie in Brigadoon.
Anne Byrne and Sarah Ring recently founded the first international chapter of Opera on Tap in Berlin. The Berlin chapter is now performing monthly at Prachtwerk in Neukölln.
Ms Byrne is now the Mezzo Soprano with the touring group The Cast. You can see her in their show Oper Macht Spaß now touring all across Germany.