Sally-Anne Russell has performed in the US, the Netherlands, Austria, the UK, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Japan and Canada. She has sung over 40 operatic roles, most recently to great critical acclaim the role of Isabella (The Italian Girl in Algiers) for Melbourne Opera, Jo (Australian premiere of Little Women) for the State Opera of South Australia, and for Opera Australia, Bradamante (Alcina), Sesto (Julius Caesar) and Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award.
Sally-Anne sings for the Sydney, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, The Queensland Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra and Canada’s Victoria Symphony. She is a member of the International Jury for the Kathaumixw Festival in Canada and for the Belvedere International Singing Competition.
She can be heard on over 30 CDs, including Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes (Move Records), Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Chandos) and The No. 1 Classical Album (Decca). Her ABC Classics releases include Baroque Duets, featuring Pergolesi’s Stabat mater (2005 ABC Classic FM Listener’s Choice), the ARIA-nominated Bach Arias and Duets, The Classic 100 Opera Gala Concert, and a solo disc of operatic arias, Enchanting, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Sally-Anne is also featured on two DVDs with Opera Australia: the 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, and the Golden Jubilee DVD.
Forthcoming engagements include Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) for Opera Australia, Nicklausse / The Muse (The Tales of Hoffmann), concerts for Musica Viva and the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and a seventh season for the Carmel Bach Festival in California.
Sally-Anne performed as Ino/Juno in Semele (2002), as The Fairy Queen in The Fairy Queen (2003) and as Judith in Juditha Triumphans (2007).
This bio taken from the last program in which Sally-Anne appeared.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
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