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Krause, Anita Mezzo-soprano
Celebrated for her gorgeous voice and impeccable musicianship, Canadian mezzo-soprano Anita Krause is equally esteemed in the concert hall and on the opera stage. She has performed with many of North America’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, the Baltimore Symphony and the Toronto Symphony. Ms. Krause has also appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Grant Park Symphony, and Les Violons du Roy, as well as with the orchestras of Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo and the Canadian Opera Company.

She has collaborated with such leading conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Hans Graf, Eliahu Inbal, Kent Nagano, Paavo Jarvi, Gerard Schwarz, Stefan Lano, Carlos Kalmar, Bernard Labadie, Bramwell Tovey and Yoav Talmi.

In the summer of 2009, Ms. Krause appeared in Mendelssohn’s ST. PAUL with the Berkshire Choral Festival in Montreal and her 2009-2010 season continues with Suzuki in MADAMA BUTTERFLY for the Canadian Opera Company, MISSA SOLEMNIS (Zukerman) and Mahler’s Symphony No. VIII (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Toronto Aldeburgh Connection’s ‘Scubertiad”.

Her 2008-2009 engagements included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and ELIJAH with the Calgary Philharmonic, Duruflé’s REQUIEM with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and MESSIAH with the Rochester Philharmonic. On the opera stage she sang Gertrude in a concert version of HAMLET with Opera Lyra Ottawa, and the double roles of Juno / Ino in SEMELE with Pacific Opera Victoria

Ms. Krause’s 2008 summer festival season included Beethoven’s MISSA SOLEMNIS at the Grant Park Festival at the Gehry designed Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago and a concert of Vaughan Williams and Willan with the Berkshire Choral Festival in Vancouver. Earlier in the 2007-2008 season, Mahler’s RÜCKERT LIEDER took her to the Vancouver Symphony and other performances on the West Coast included MESSIAH with the Vancouver Bach Choir and IL TRAMONTO with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. She also performed in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Talmi and l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, and MESSIAH with the Elmer Iseler Singers.

Anita Krause has demonstrated impressive versatility as a concert artist, singing Mozart arias with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, MESSIAH, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, WOZZECK and Stravinsky’s MAVRA with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE with the Baltimore Symphony, MESSIAH and Elgar’s SEA PICTURES with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, ELIJAH and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec. Further credits include Mozart’s REQUIEM and Mass in C Minor and Haydn’s LORD NELSON MASS with Les Violons du Roy, Stravinsky’s PULCINELLA with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the COC Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra London Canada, and Verdi’s REQUIEM with Orchestra London Canada, the Elora Festival Orchestra and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Krause has appeared to enthusiastic acclaim with the Canadian Opera Company in such roles as Suzuki in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Emilia in OTELLO, Ursule in BEATRICE ET BENEDICT, the madrigal singer in MANON LESCAUT, and the title role in Gary Kulesha’s RED EMMA. She has also enjoyed success in SALOME with Seattle Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa, MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Glimmerglass Opera, SEMELE with Chicago Opera Theater, Adalgisa in NORMA and Cornelia in GUILIO CESARE with Pacific Opera Victoria, Mallika in LAKME with Opera Ontario and Offenbach’s BARBE BLEU with l’opera francais de New York. In addition, she has performed with the opera companies of Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Ms. Krause has been hailed as a “recitalist of rare intelligence and integrity” (National Post, Toronto). She has appeared at the St. Lawrence Centre on the prestigious Music Toronto Series, the Aldeburgh Connection series Toronto, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Virtuosi Series in Winnipeg, the Aeolian chamber music series in London, Ontario, the Guelph Spring Festival, and Rendez-Vous Musical de Laterriere in Quebec. Her performances are frequently broadcast across Canada on CBC radio.

A prizewinner at the Salzburg International Mozart Competition, Anita Krause has also garnered awards from the George London Foundation, the Jean Chalmers Fund, and the Canada Council. She was awarded 1st Prize at the Canadian Young Mozart Singers Competition and the Silver Medal at the CBC Young Artists Competition. Ms. Krause has been a fellow at the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Her discography includes Vivaldi Sacred Music with the Aradia Ensemble on the Naxos label, and “Verdi and Rossini Rarities” with the COC Orchestra for CBC discs.

September 2009

Dean Artists Management, Carrol Anne Curry Managing Director Director, Opera Division carrolanne@deanartists.com 2003
Buffs Performance(s): 11/8/90, 10/29/89
Grants awarded: Sacred Music, Vol. 1 (Vivaldi)

Dixit Dominus/Gloria/Nulla in mundo pax sincera (Vivaldi)

Verdi and Rossini Rarities


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