Anna Reinhold mezzo-soprano
Following her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Dance in Paris and the University of Vienna, Anna Reinhold made her stage debut under the direction of William Christie.
As part of Jardin des voix, the academy of Les Arts Florissants, she sang the part of Cybèle in a production of Lully’s Atys at the Opéra Royal de Versailles and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
Numerous collaborations with Les Arts Florissants followed: she has been the Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Demon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Proserpine in Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers, and has appeared in a recital of Rameau’s arias at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. Most recently, this fruitful collaboration has resulted in the release of a second volume of “Airs sérieux et à boire” (Harmodia Mundi).
Having established herself as one of the most talented mezzo-sopranos working in the early-music repertoire, she has collaborated with a number of other renowned conductors and ensembles, including Andrea Marcon, Raphaël Pichon, John But, Jonathan Cohen, and others, and performed at prestigious venues throughout Europe and in the USA. In the recent years, her most regular collaborations have included Cappella Mediterranea, directed by Leonardo García Alarcó, in a production of Cavalli’s Elena performed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and on tour in Europe and South America.
Other projects with Cappella Mediterranea have included a production of Monterverdi’s L’Orfeo and a CD recording to celebrate Cavalli’s music. She made her debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées under the baton of the legendary Jean-Claude Malgoire, performing the title-role of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. She has also had the honor of singing alongside Sabine Devieilhe in Malgoire’s last production, Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande.
Apart from her involvement in the early-music scene, Anna Reinhold follows her interest in other repertoires. She has been hailed for her performance in Zemlinsky’s Dwarf at L’Opéra de Caen and her plans for the current season include Britten’s cantata Phaedra, Mendelssohn’s A Midnight Summer’s Dream with Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Mallorca.
Several years ago, Anna Reinhold founded her own ensemble, Caravaggio, with which she continues exploring chamber music and the lied repertoire of the late 18th and early 19th century and collaborating with musical partners such as Quito Gato on the theorbo and guitar or Florent Albrecht on the fortepiano.