Annie Reilly is an American mezzo-soprano from New Hampshire. Following endorsement from the UK Arts Council and the British Consulate General, she now resides in London on the UK Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (BMus First Honours) and the Guildhall Artist Masters (Distinction) where she studied on scholarship with Christine Cairns and Susan McCulloch. Before moving to London, Annie studied acting at Case Western Reserve University and singing at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She looks forward to joining Royal Academy Opera this September.
Recent operatic engagements include Così fan tutte (Chorus, cover Dorabella) with Nevill Holt Opera, The Pirates of Penzance (Edith, cover Ruth) with The Merrry Opera Company, The Secret Marriage (Fidalma) with Hampstead Garden Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro with Nevill Holt Opera, Dialogues des Carmélites (nun; cover for La prieure) with the Guildhall Opera programme, as well as scenes from Carmen (Mercédès), L’Egisto (Didone), and La Calisto (Diana).
In concert, Annie has sung as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel (Barbican Hall & Philharmonie de Paris), the BBC Total Immersion Series Bernstein 100 (Milton Court & broadcast on BBC Radio 3), and the Alba Consort (St. James’ Picadilly). Her recital work includes performances for LSO Discovery, the Machynlleth Festival with Julius Drake, and the Americana ‘18 Festival at St. John’s Smith Square. She has sung in masterclasses with Ann Murray, Joan Rogers, Julius Drake, Richard Berkeley-Steele, William Bolcom, and British Youth Opera.
Upcoming engagements include Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro with Blackbird Opera, Second Lady Die Zauberflöte & La Baronne Chérubin with Royal Academy Opera.