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BIOGRAPHY

Soprano Anna Bateman is noted as much for her stage presence as for her musicality. She is a dynamic and engaging performer who imbues warmth and charm into all of the music she sings and roles she plays. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been lucky enough to travel throughout Canada, the USA and Europe to study and perform.

 

Anna is a founding member of the very popular classical crossover group ViVA Trio. In the Fall of 2017, ViVA Trio released their cinematic debut album “Nothing Else Matters”. The album contains 9 contemporary cover songs ranging from Metallica’s "Nothing Else Matters" to Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah", set to gorgeous live orchestral recordings. The album also features two stunning original songs, both favorites amongst fans. In May of 2018, The Mississauga Arts Council awarded  ViVA Trio the prestigious MARTYS Award, an accolade given for Established Music Group. ViVA Trio performs together internationally, and have a very strong online presence with all of their outstanding, self-produced videos. In the Summer of 2017 ViVA Trio was engaged by the Filharmonia Dolnoslaska in Jelenia Gora, Poland where the ladies took centre stage in a concert to honour Canada’s 150th Anniversary. The concert was met with multiple standing ovations from the extremely enthusiastic and gracious audience. ViVA Trio’s growing popularity on the concert stage has led to an upcoming tour in the USA starting in January of 2019!  For more information on ViVA Trio please go to: www.vivatrio.com



As a soloist, Anna has performed at some of Toronto's most prestigious and popular musical venues such as Casa Loma's "Symphony in the Garden" under the baton of Maestro Kerry Stratton where she serenaded  over 1000 people, and with The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Choral Works Collingwood and with the Toronto Choral Society to name a few.  Anna has also been a guest artist at Soulpepper Theatre's very popular and always sold out “New York Cabaret Series”  with musical director Mike Ross. This Fall 2018 Anna will join The Bluewater Big Band on stage in Sarnia, ON, in a fundraising concert in support of The International Symphony Orchestra. It will be an afternoon of fun and uplifting Big Band Jazz standards!  

 

Anna has performed in over 20 operatic roles in fully staged operas. Most recently, Hannah Glawari, in The Merry Widow, Adele in Die Fledermaus, (receiving critical acclaim from Opera Canada Magazine), Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Amy in Little Women.  As well as performing in these theatrical gems, Anna has taken to the stage to perform in concert some of the most beautiful sacred music such as, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem in D minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Respighi’s  Lauda per la Nativita del Signore, and in one of the most popular works in the repertoire, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff,  where Anna shone with her fluid and gorgeous high notes!

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This unique and varied career path has enabled Anna to connect with a vast audience of music lovers, fulfilling her primary desire sought out in a life of music.