ANN LIEBECK LIRICO SPINTO SOPRANO
Irish-EU citizen, lirico spinto Soprano, Ann Liebeck was a prize winning student at the Royal College of Music Opera School, Salzburg Mozarteum and Wiener Staatsoper Studio, and started her career as a dramatic coloratura soprano. She was awarded the Hamburg Shakespeare Prize stipendium by Dame Gwyneth Jones and began her international career at the Vienna State Opera. She made her US debut in Pittsburg as Queen of the Night, also at the Vienna Volksoper, National Theatre Prague, Braunschweig State Theatre and on tour in Paris, Salamanca, Segovia and Madrid. She sang Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda, Konstanze, Violetta, Zerbinetta, Musetta, Liu, and the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, at State Opera Prague, National Theatre Prague, Scottish Opera, English National Opera and Dartington Summer Festival. She has performed Donna Anna, Violetta, Elettra (Idomeneo) and Rusalka for State Opera Brunn as a member of the company, and has sung Rusalka and Salome in Pilzen. For Opernair Gars Summer Festival in Vienna, she has sung Violetta (conducted by Viennese maestro Johannes Wildner) and Ludmilla (Bartered Bride) and in Il TRovatore and Aida. During a recent period in Rome she started developing spinto repertoire with Madama Butterfly for Piccola Lirica under the guidance of Maestro Giuseppe Sabbatini and dramatic soprano Francesca Patane.
In 2012/2013 she made a role debut as Tosca in the UK for Ellen Kent International Productions. She is now preparing lirico spinto roles such as Norma, Manon Lescaut, Lady Macbeth, Amelia (Ballo in Maschera), Elsa, Sieglinde and Janacek's Vec Makropoulos and Katya Kabanova. She has worked under the baton of Colin Davis, Graeme Jenkins, Horst Stein, Adam Fischer, Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Hilary Griffiths, Ivan Parik, Jan Štych, Konrad Leitner, Zdenek Košler, Friedrich Haider, Johannes Wildner, Diego Masson and Alexander Rahbari.
Ann runs her own production company Latin Rediscovery, is a keen tango dancer and appeared in operatic dance drama Violetta’s Last Tango which was launched to a sold-out house at Kings Place in December 2013 and also at London’s South Bank Centre in May 2014, Artsdepot theatre London in March 2015,
and at the iconic Wiltons Music Hall in London in April 2017, with excellent reviews. Ann regularly performs in recitals and shows in major venues such as National Concert Hall Dublin, Kings Place, Southbank Centre especially tango and classical Latin American music. She has appeared with Rambert Dance project Stabat Mater at B Motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa in 2017 and has also performed with the Mark Morris Dance Company. She regularly gives recitals with brilliant Cuban concert pianist Marcos Madrigal, most recently in the Festival of Classical Latin American Music at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre in July 2018, promoted on BBC Radio 3 In Tune. She appeared in a new show, Marlene sings the Tango at www.habanaclasica.com in November 2018, which will tour the UK in June-July 2019. She lives in London and Berlin.