Anna Patalong has recently completed the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her time at the GSMD she was awarded the Maggie Teyte and Miriam Licette Prizes and was a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, 2010. She has recently been named as Concordia Foundation Young Artist by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is a proud Samling scholar.
Operatic roles include Countess Ceprano,Rigoletto and Voice of the Dawn,La Rondine for Opera Holland Park; Musetta, La Boheme for BYO, Donizetti's Rita, Soeur Blanche,Dialogues des Carmélites and the title role in La Spinalba for GSMD,Susanna,Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Brava; the title role in Dido and Aeneas and Papagena,The Magic Flute;together with Manon;Ilia,Idomeneo;Nedda,Pagliacci;Asteria,Tamerlano for GSMD Opera Scenes.
A keen recitalist, Anna has performed in concert at many prestigious venues across Britain including the Royal Opera House Crush Room, as guest soloist with the choir of King's College Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Festival Hall and St. John's, Smith Square. Recital engagements abroad have featured festivals in Italy and Tel Aviv. Anna has also appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, Hear and Now with a live broadcast from the Barbican of George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children as well as a special operatic broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Current plans for 2012 include a Wigmore Hall recital of French song, Samling masterclass at The Sage in Gateshead, the role of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park, Zerlina Don Giovanni for Mid-Wales Opera.
Anna continues to study with John Evans and is grateful for the support she has received from the Royal Philharmonic Society through a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, the Musician's Benevolent Fund, Serena Fenwick and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.