Annie George graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s ‘David Seligman Opera School’ with a MA Advanced Opera Performance with Distinction in 2021. Previously, she studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree in 2019.
She continues her studies privately with Sarah Pring.
Professionally, Annie has sung for the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Arcadian Opera, Dorset Opera and Opera Holland Park.
Her roles whilst studying include the titular character in Britten’s cantata Phaedra (RWCMD), Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (RWCMD), Madame Flora in Menotti’s The Medium (RWCMD), Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (RWCMD), Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (RWCMD), Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote (RBC), Mrs Peachum in Britten/Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (RBC) and Sally in A Hand of Bridge (RBC.)
For her final undergraduate year project, Annie directed and sung the role of Madame Popova in a production of Walton’s The Bear which was very well received.
Her opera scenes include The Minskwoman in Dove’s Flight (RBC), Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma and Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte for a gala concert with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi.
One of Annie's performance highlights was singing the role of Zefkta in Janacek's The diary of one who disappeared alongside Nicky Spence and Simon Lepper in the Dora Stoutzker Hall in February 2020. She has appeared in masterclasses with Sir Antonio Pappano, Kitty Whateley, Roderick Williams and Roberta Alexander as part of the events surrounding Cardiff Singer of the World.
Her future engagements include Third Spirit in Mozart's The Magic Flute for Dorset Opera and the Rooster in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen for HGO.
Annie's studies at the RWCMD were supported by a HRH Prince of Wales Scholarship, a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, a John Rath and John Underwood Scholarship and the Sophie’s Silver Lining Trust. She is very grateful to be a Help Musician's Sybil Tutton Opera Award holder.