Ana James


Lyric coloratura soprano Ana James was the inaugural recipient of a Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Scholarship (2004) to assist further study in Italy. She was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden from 2005 to 2007 and made her Royal Opera debut as Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro, and subsequently sang Frasquita Carmen, Flower Maiden Parsifal, Elisa Il Re Pastore, Une Soeur Cyrano de Bergerac, Croyble Thais, Cerpetta La Serva Padrona and 1st Unborn Child Die Frau ohne Schatten. 

Elsewhere she has sung Donna Anna (Opera Holland Park/Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Diva Opera), Pamina Die Zauberflölte (Glyndebourne on Tour), Konstanze (Iford/Rio de Janiero), Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring (Tolouse), Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (New Zealand Opera), and Violetta (Opera Project). 

She has also sung Frasquita Carmen with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev in Moscow, Adele Die Fledermaus with London Lyric Opera at Cadogan Hall, Musetta La Boheme with the Puccini Festival on tour in Abu Dhabi, and Felice in Wolf-Ferrari’s I quattro rusteghi with the European Opera Centre/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

A graduate of the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Royal College of Music London, she studies with Lillian Watson. Anna James also studied with Marlena Kleinmann Malas at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.

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