Anita Morrison

Samling Artist Programme: 1997

Anita Morrison (Soprano) gained a B.Ed.(Hons.) Degree, continuing her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Cripplegate Foundation, winning the 1989 Maggie Teyte Prize Competition, and to the National Opera Studio, funded by the Gerald McDonald Scholarship awarded by the RVW Trust. She was a runner-up in the 1998 Bayreuth Bursary competition awarded by the Wagner Society.

Performances include recitals in Holland and Belgium, Wolf Italian Songbook at Blackheath Concert Halls, Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder at St. Martin in the Fields & St. Georges, Brandon Hill, a recital with Geoffrey Parsons at the 1990 Chichester Festival, and appearances with the Dallapiccola Ensemble in London, Milan and Rome with whom she has recorded Dallapiccola’s 13 Liriche Greche.

Operatic Roles include Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana, Miss Jessel Turn of the Screw, Female Chorus Rape of Lucretia, Alice Falstaff, FiordiligiCosi fan tutte, Wolf-Ferrari’s Susanna’s Secret in Singapore, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Musetta La Boheme, Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Micaela The Tragedy of Carmen (ECOV European Tour), Marenka The Bartered Bride, Verdi’s Aida and she covered Arminda La Finta Giardiniera and Countess The Marriage of Figaro for Opera North.

Anita is also in demand as a teacher. As well as a busy private teaching practise she is a Professor of Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since 1991 she has worked with the choristers of Westminster Cathedral as teacher and coach. She also teaches at Eton College, Cambridge University, and is a regular guest teacher on Eton Choral Courses and has given workshops and masterclasses at Ampleforth College, Tonbridge School, Christs Hospital, Berkhamsted Collegiate School and for Guildford Choral Society and City of London Choir to mention but a few. Anita is vocal consultant and coach to Guildford Choral Society, London Oratory Junior Choir, Cardinal Vaughan Schola Cantorum, London Oratory School Schola Cantorum and teaches the choristers of Temple Church.

Anita is training as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in the second London Training which will be completed in the summer of 2015.