Anne Heath-Welch has had a varied career that includes both years of performing in Great Britain and in Europe as well as teaching both privately and at the university level here in the US. Anne spent twenty-one years living and working in Great Britain where she sang leading roles with major opera companies such as Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden and Opera Zuid in Maastricht, Holland. Roles performed include the title roles in Puccini’s Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut and Turandot, La Fanciulla del West (Minnie), La Boheme (Mimi); Beethoven’s Fidelio (Leonora); Verdi’s La Forza del Destino (Leonora), La Traviata (Violetta), Ballo in Maschera (Amelia) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth); Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride (title role); Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana; Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Donna Anna &Donna Elvira), Die Zauberfloete (First Lady); Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (title role); Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Tatyana) and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Brangaene) as well as Sieglinde in a reduced version of Der Ring des Nibelungen called Das Ringchen in Nürnberg, Dresden and Dublin.
Anne has been featured in concerts in the following London venues: St. John’s Smith Square, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room and has also performed at Guildford Cathedral and the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford. She has been featured in concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra. Anne has worked with the internationally renowned operatic directors Keith Warner, Graham Vick, Patrice Courier and Moshe Leiser, and David McVicar. She has also had the privilege to work with such great conductors as Sir Richard Hickox, Sir Alexander Gibson, Sir Richard Armstrong, David Atherton, Jane Glover and Sir Charles Mackerras.
Anne is the Artistic Director of Kingwood Summer Opera. Recent KSO productions that she has directed include Carmen; Cavalleria Rusticana, La Bohème and Ariadne auf Naxos.