Described as a “formidable singing actress”, she has garnered high critical acclaim internationally for her portrayal of leading verismo heroines. She made her UK debut with Opera Holland Park, a company with whom she has built a long standing relationship, where her credits include the title role in Mascagni’s Isabeau, Iris and Zazá, Luisa Luisa Miller‚ Katya Kabanova‚ Jenufa, Suor Angelica, Amelia Un Ballo in Maschera, Giorgetta Il Tabarro, Magda La Rondine, and Mélisande Pelleas et Mélisande. Further appearances in the UK include the title role in Suor Angelica and Madama Butterfly‚ Salud La vida Breve, Malinka‚ Etherea and Kunka The Excursions of Mr Broucek, and Micaëla Carmen (Opera North); Lisa Pique Dame, and the title role in Thaïs and Rusalka (Grange Park Opera); the title role in Manon and Rusalka, Malinka‚ Etherea and Kunka The Excursions of Mr Broucek (Scottish Opera); Oksana Tcherevichki (Garsington Opera); and Elle La Voix Humaine, Julie The Jacobin and Léna in Saint-Saëns La Princesse Jaune (Buxton Festival).
Further afield, Anne Sophie has appeared as Katiusa in Alfano’s rarely performed Risurrezione (Wexford Festival Opera); Theresa Benvenuto Cellini (Opera National du Rhin); the title role Manon and Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires); a staged version of Strauss’ Four Last Songs (Opera National de Paris); the title role Rita (Opéra Comique‚ Paris); the title role Jenufa & Madama Butterfly, and Marguerite Faust (Opera New Zealand); Carolina Il Matrimonio Segreto (Opera de Lyon); title role Madama Butterfly (Edmonton Opera); title role Thaïs (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos; Theater Lübeck); the title role Madama Butterfly, and Elle La Voix Humaine (Opéra de Tours); Hilda Sigurd (Grand-Théâtre de Genève); Amanda Le Grand Macabre (San Fransico Opera); and subsequent roles at La Scala, Milan; Opera de Massy; Opera de Dijon; Angers/Nantes Opéra, New York City Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera.
Future engagements include Katiusa Risurrezione in her house debut at Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; title role Madama Butterfly for Opéra de Rennes & Angers Nantes Opéra; the title role in Margot la Rouge ( Delius) and Anna in Le Villi ( Puccini) for Opera Holland Park; and the title role in Catelani’s Edmea for Wexford Festival Opera.
Anne Sophie performs regularly with pianist Antoine Palloc ( Leeds , Paris, Beijing, Lille…) and with pianist Pacal Rogé ( Buxton, Halifax, London RAH…)
Anne Sophie was nominated in 2013 for outstanding achievement for her portrayal of CioCioSan and Opera Holland Park ( WhatsOnStage awards) , for best Opera « La Voix Humaine » in Buxton (Manchester Theater Awards), best Opera Madama Butterfly in 2014 in Canada’s Sterling Award and best Opera Il Trittico for RPS award in 2016.