In Review: Annie Rosen in "L'enfant et les sortilèges" with Florentine Opera Company
Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen's performances have been acclaimed as “fearless,” “intensely present,” and “soul-crushingly vulnerable.” In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. Rosen will be featured as Wellgunde in The Dallas Symphony’s complete Ring Cycle. This season, she debuts at The Atlanta Opera as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover Second Lady in Medea, and returns to Illinois Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah. Last season, she debuted as the title role of The Maid of Orleans (Opera Company of Middlebury) and of L’enfant et les sortilèges (Florentine Opera), returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Ankhesenpaaten in Akhnaten and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and covered Guinevere in Le roi Arthus at Bard Summerscape. Some of her pandemic projects included full-length films of Hansel and Gretel (Opera Ithaca) and Taking Up Serpents (Chicago Opera Theater), as well as live streaming recitals from balconies across Chicago.
An aficionado of new and experimental work, Rosen joined the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Explorations series in 2019 to present a fully staged version of Sarah Kirkland Snider's one-woman song cycle Penelope. Other fringe work has included a collaboration with L.A.-based director Annie Saunders and the International Contemporary Ensemble to help create The Wreck, a site-specific devised opera based on the poetry of Anne Sexton and the compositions of Mariana Sadovska;