Anna Alàs i Jové
Born in Catalonia, Spanish mezzo-soprano Anna Alàs i Jové completed her singing studies at the Hans Eisler Conservatory in Berlin. She has received prizes in numerous competitions, including 1st prize in the Joan Massià Singing Competition, 2nd prize at the International Song Contest at the Hugo-Wolf Academy in Stuttgart, and was a finalist in the Richard Strauss Singing Competition. Initially, she specialised mainly in the areas of Baroque and New Music. Her operatic roles include Donna Elvira ("Don Giovanni"), Rosina ("Il Barbiere di Siviglia"), Diana ("La Calisto") and L’Enfant ("L’Enfant et les sortilèges"). Recent engagements include Proserpina/La Messagiera ("L’Orfeo" in Bilbao), Dido in "Dido and Aeneas" (Pamplona), Wellgunde ("Götterdämmerung" in Barcelona), as well as Kater in "Der gestiefelte Kater" and the title role in a new production "Simplicius Simplicissimus", both at the Berlin State Opera. Guest appearances have taken her to the Nürnberg State Theatre, Heidelberger Frühling, the LudwigsburgFestival, the Innsbruck Festival for Early Music, as well as to the concert houses of Berlin and Karlsruhe. This season, she makes her Wiesbaden debut as Storgè in Handel's "Jephtha".