In the 2013/14 Season Irish soprano Anna Devin sings Fourth Flowermaiden (Parsifal) for The Royal Opera. She was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2010–12, her roles with The Royal Opera including Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Sister Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) and Wood Nymph (Rusalka). She sang Silvia (L'isola disabitata) at The Royal Opera's performances at the inaugural Hobart Baroque Festival.
Devin studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and was a Young Associate Artist at the Dublin Opera Theatre Company 2004–07. In 2013 she made her debuts with Scottish Opera as Sophie (Werther), with Glyndebourne on Tour as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and with Garsington Opera as Gretel. Her other roles have included the Governess (The Turn of the Screw), as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme, and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas).
Devin is also a keen recitalist and has appeared in concert performances of A Child of Our Time, Mozart's Requiem and Monteverdi's Vespers.
News and features
5 April 2013
A glimpse into rehearsals for Rodula Gaitanou's production ahead of its staging at Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania.
Anna Devin in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014
Anna Devin in rehearsals for L’isola disabitata © ROH/Chris Shipman, 2013
Changhan Lim and Anna Devin in rehearsals for L’isola disabitata © ROH/Chris Shipman, 2013
Anna Devin as Silvia in L’isola disabitata © ROH / Johan Persson 2010
Anna Devin as Papagena and Christopher Maltman as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte © ROH / Mike Hoban 2011
Robert Anthony Gardiner and Anna Devin in Il Tabarro © ROH / Bill Cooper 2011