2014 Second Prize Winner of the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition at the Liceu‚ Barcelona and 2013 Third Prize Winner in the Moniuszko International Vocal Competition‚ Anna Patalong trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama during which time she received numerous awards including the Maggie Teyte and Miriam Licette Prizes and was a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. She was named as the Concordia Foundation Young Artist by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is a Samling Artist.
Current and future Operatic plans include Mimi La Bohème (Theater Lübeck)‚ Annchen Der Freischütz (Opéra de Limoges)‚ Briggita Iolanta (Opéra National de Paris)‚ Woglinde Das Rheingold (RuhrTriennale Festival)‚ Liu Turandot and Adina L’Elisir d’amore (Northern Ireland Opera)‚ Lauretta Gianni Schicchi and title role Suor Angelica (Opera Holland Park)‚ Flowermaiden Parsifal and the cover of Roxana Krol Roger (Royal Opera House)‚ Terinka in Dvorak’s Jakobin (Buxton Festival Opera)‚ Pamina The Magic Flute (English Touring Opera)‚ Adina (Opera Theatre Company) and Eleonora in Salieri’s Prima le musica e poi le parole (West Green House).
Concerts include a recital for the Lord Mayor of London’s Alderman’s Banquet at Mansion House‚ Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat (Royal Albert Hall)‚ Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Britten’s Spring Symphony (Salisbury Cathedral)‚ Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and the Royal Northern Sinfonia‚ Ravel’s Mallarmé Songs (St Endellion Festival)‚ a Barber song recital at La folle journée Festival with Orkiestra Sinfonia in Warsaw‚ as well as a Solo recital of French Song and a concert with Samling and Sir Thomas Allen‚ both at the Wigmore Hall.
Further operatic roles include Lauretta Gianni Schicchi (Opera Holland Park)‚ Serpetta La Finta Giardiniera (Buxton)‚ Zerlina Don Giovanni (Mid Wales Opera)‚ Beauty The Triumph of Time and Truth (Karlsruhe Handel Festival)‚ title role Cendrillon (Blackheath Halls)‚ Anne Trulove The Rakes’s Progress (St Endellion festival)‚ Elle La Voix Humaine (Battersea Arts)‚ Lisette La Rondine (Go Opera / Opera di Peroni)‚ Pedro Don Quichiotte (Chelsea Opera Group)‚ Musetta La Bohème for BYO‚ Donizetti’s Rita‚ Soeur Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites for GSMD and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Brava. Roles studied at Guildhall also include Massenet’s Manon‚ Ilia Idomeneo‚ Nedda Pagliacci‚ Asteria Tamerlano and Sandrina La Finta Giardiniera.
In much demand as a recitalist‚ Anna has performed in concert at many prestigious venues across Britain including the Royal Opera House Crush Room‚ the Wigmore Hall‚ the Barbican and as guest soloist with the choir of King’s College Cambridge at the Royal Albert Hall. Engagements abroad have featured festivals in Italy and Tel Aviv. Anna has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and on Hear and Now with a live broadcast from the Barbican of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children in the presence of the composer. She gives a variety of chamber performances‚ most recently the famous Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras for soprano and eight celli and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
Anna’s studies were supported by the Susan Chilcott Foundation‚ the Musician’s Benevolent Fund‚ Serena Fenwick and the Wingate Foundation. She continues to learn with John Evans.