Irish soprano Anna Devin was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2010–12, singing roles including Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Sister Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) and Wood Nymph (Rusalka). Performances since for The Royal Opera have included Silvia (L'isola disabitata) at The Royal Opera's performances at the inaugural Hobart Baroque Festival, Fourth Flowermaiden (Parsifal) on the main stage and singing Marie (La Fille du régiment) in a general rehearsal. In the 2014/15 she returns to sing Nannetta (Falstaff).
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.
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A glimpse into rehearsals for Rodula Gaitanou's production ahead of its staging at Hobart Baroque Festival in Tasmania.
Anna Devin as Papagena and Christopher Maltman as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte
Anna Devin as Silvia in L’isola disabitata
Changhan Lim and Anna Devin in rehearsals for L’isola disabitata
Anna Devin in La Fille du régiment, The Royal Opera
Anna Devin in rehearsals for L’isola disabitata
Robert Anthony Gardiner and Anna Devin in Il Tabarro