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Annie Gill

Soprano

Annie Gill

Praised for “astounding technical vocal ability, solid song interpretation and stage presence,” soprano Annie Gill continues to gain recognition as a promising young singer.  Equally at home in grand opera, operetta, art song, oratorio, and musical theater, Ms. Gill has been commended for "a glorious voice - opulent from top to bottom,” and possesses an extensive variety of vocal colors in her expressive full lyric soprano.

Most recently, Ms. Gill performed the roles of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Opera NOVA in Arlington, VA, and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opera Camerata of Washington, and covered renowned soprano Asako Tamura in the role of Cio-cio san.  Also in 2014, Ms. Gill received excellent reviews for her “nuanced performance” and “bell-clear rendition” as Mimì/Pamina/Despina in The In Series production of Fatal Song in Washington, DC.  Ms. Gill also appeared as the “Opera Singer” in the Season 2 Finale of House of Cards, which premiered on Netflix in February, 2014. 

Ms. Gill was a First Prize Winner in the 2013 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Winners’ Recital on January 27th, 2013.  Also in 2013, Ms. Gill won 3rd Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artist Awards, and 3rd Prize in the Russell C. Wonderlic Voice Competition.  In 2012, Ms. Gill was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2012 Singer Recital Competition for the Art Song Festival of Toledo, OH.  Ms. Gill has also received awards from the Orpheus Vocal Competition (Puccini Award), Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition, Kentucky Opera Idol Competition, and the Opera New Hampshire Competition, and has been a Finalist in the Howard County Arts Council Rising Star Competition, Hawaii Public Radio Art Song Competition, MetroWest Opera Competition, and the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.

With over twenty roles from opera, operetta, and musical theater in her repertoire, Ms. Gill continues to garner acclaim for her commanding dramatic interpretations, detailed characterizations, and nuanced performances. Past roles include the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Nedda (I Pagliacci), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Mimì and Musetta (La Bohème), The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Donna Anna and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), and the title role in Suor Angelica with companies including The In Series, The Singers’ Theatre of Washington, Baltimore Opera Theatre, Aurora Opera Theatre, Opera in the Ozarks, and Opera AACC.

Upcoming performances include Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Camerata of Washington, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with both Center Stage Opera and Opera AACC, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro with Carroll Opera Theater and Soprano Soloist in the St. Cecilia Mass (Gounod) with the FMMC Choral and Orchestra (Washington, DC).

Recent Reviews:

“Soprano Annie Gill (Mimi, Despina, Pamina) was perhaps most convincing in Mimi’s early introductory aria, excerpted from Puccini’s all-time hit, “La Bohème.” Ms. Gill caught every nuance and sensation as Mimi’s emotions run the gamut, touching on her tragic fragility as well as the excitement of her unexpected, newfound romance.” – Terry Ponick (Communities Digital News)

“Annie Gill shines as Mimi (and Despina and Pamina). She does not succumb to melodrama, but turns in several nuanced arias one right after the other like “Mi Chiamano Mimi” [They Call me Mimi] from Puccini’s La Boheme.” – Jessica Vaughn (DC Metro Theatre Arts)

“Annie Gill delivers a bell-clear rendition of Mimi’s opening aria from La Boheme, before transitioning to a laughably insecure version of Pamina from The Magic Flute.” – Ben Demers (DC Theatre Scene)

 

 

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