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San Francisco, CA
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Anne Hepburn Smith, lyric coloratura soprano. Based in San Franicsco, CA.

Biography

James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, photo by Sam Crossley

James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, photo by Sam Crossley

Atlanta Native Anne Hepburn Smith has a silver-toned voice that has been described as "powerfully feminine". She has performed in operas and given recitals throughout the United States, Italy, and India. Currently living in San Francisco, she performs regularly in the Bay Area with various ensembles and opera companies. She also tours with the hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Recent operatic roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.

Other past roles include Second Lady/Pamina Cover (Die Zauberflöte), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Miss Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Thief), Cinderella's Mother (Into the Woods), L'Eternità (La Calisto), and Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica). Partial roles include Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Nanetta (Falstaff), and Frasquita (Carmen).

In the spring of 2014, Annie traveled to India for the first time to study music in Assam and Rajasthan. She gave two lecture recitals at the QREOH Indie Festival at Bakheda in New Delhi, introducing Indian artists and musicians to operatic repertoire. Read the article published in the Hindustani Times about Sound Travels and Annie's residency.

with sitarist Asit Goswami, photo by Gopal Singh Chouhan

with sitarist Asit Goswami, photo by Gopal Singh Chouhan

Annie received her Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory in 2011, where she studied with Patty Thom. She received her Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

She continues to study with Jane Randolph.