Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a talented and versatile coloratura soprano known for her captivating stage presence, musicianship, and brilliant high notes.

2013 has been an exciting year so far for Erin. In February she played the role of Bathsheba in an original musical about the life of the biblical King David. She went on to premiere the role of the princess in Polina Nazaykinskaya’s The Magic Mirror in Boston and then to reprise the role in the New York City Fringe Festival She received rave reviews and played to sold out houses.  One reviewer said, “Erin Anderson’s sweet soprano perfectly fits the beauty and kindness of the Princess.”  Another said, “Ms. Anderson, as the Princess, had a wonderful combination of innocence and sultriness.” Erin also sang in the premier of the first 6 scenes of Erin Huelskamp and Christie Gibson’s Ten Block Walk which presented as a double bill alongside Erick Satie’s Socrate in which Erin Played the title role. In November Erin will sing the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Erin Also has joined the professional choir at First Church in Boston. Sunday morning services are broadcast on 88.9 WERS.

In the 2012 season Erin sang a number of scenes by young composers in Juventas New Music Ensemble’s unMET.  She also covered the role of Vixen in the Juventas Opera Project production of The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia.  During the summer she was a participant in the OperaWorks Advanced Artist intensive training program and then traveled to Viterbo Italy where she sang Mozart’s Esultate Jubilate! with the Festival Barocco, and Sesto Quatrini conducted. To top of a banner year, Erin joined the roster of the Boston chapter of Opera on Tap.

2011 was also an exciting year for this promising young artist.  In February she was awarded second place in the Boston Chapter NATS competition. In March of 2011 Ms. Anderson sang her first Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Opera Candide with Lowell House Opera. In May she covered the role of Nova, and sang in the chorus for the World premier of Isaac Schankler’s Light and Power with the Juventas Opera Project. Her busy summer included an exciting concert with Cape Cod Opera, Papagaena and cover the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Opera Del West, and singing the soprano solos in Bach’s Magnificat with Masterworks Chorale.

Ms. Anderson kicked off 2010 as Despina in the Riverside Theatre Works production of Cosi Fan Tutte.  Bostonlowbrow.com had this to say, “[She] played a sprightly Despina who cunningly encourages much of the mischief in the story. [Her] voice struck me as beautiful . . . high notes floated with ease, and she entertained me with her stealthy upstage crosses while in disguise.” Then she wowed audiences with her “heartless and accurate Infanta” (blog.theartsfuse.com) in OperaHub’s avant-garde and updated production of Alexander Zimlinsky’s Der Zwerg.   Earlier in the season Ms. Anderson also sang Sandman in the Riverside Theatre Works Production of Hansel and Gretel, and charmed audiences with her spunky Adele in a modified concert version of Die Fledermaus with New England Light Opera.  She ended the season at AIMS in Graz, intensive summer training and performance program for young artists where she performed with the celebrated AIMS orchestra.

Some of Ms. Anderson’s most memorable performances have been as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and she particularly enjoyed flaunting her high F as La Rossignol in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges MetroWest Opera.  She also sings concerts with companies such as Longwood Opera, New England Light Opera, and Cape Cod Opera and is a proud member of the Boston Opera on Tap roster.

Erin Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University and her master’s degree from New England Conservatory where she was recipient of the Florence C. Rowe Scholarship.