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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. Most recently, she sang the soprano solo in Mozart's Requiem for the All Saints Day Memorial Mass at St. Ignatius Church. In October, she recorded at Zoo Labs in Oakland with Ensemble Mik Nawooj for their second studio album, release party on April 27 at The Chapel. Recent operatic roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.

In 2014, she received an Encouragement Award after competing in the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition in Oakland, CAIn the summer of 2013, she participated as a fellow at The CoOperative Program at Rider University where she worked closely with Nova Thomas and Laurie Rogers.

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

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 2013, Annie was a first round finalist in the Classical Singer Competition.

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.