Opera Prelude Recital

Date: May 20, 2022

Time: 11:00am

Artist in Focus Coffee Concert with Anna Cooper


Christ Church, 46 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, England, RG9 1AGUnited Kingdom (map)

John Clemence Charitable Trust Concert

Date: June 3, 2022

More info to come…

Eugene Onegin – Opera Holland Park YA

Start date: April 25, 2022

End date: June 26, 2022

Location: Opera Holland Park

MON 13 JUN 7:30pm Young Artist Performance: Find out more

THU 23 JUN 7:30pm Young Artist Performance: Find out more

Young Artist Creative Team

Hannah von Wiehler – Conductor

Emma Black – Director

Alina Sorokina – Répétiteur

Young Artist Cast

Lucy Anderson – Tatyana

Rory Musgrave – Onegin

Jack Roberts – Lensky

Anna Elizabeth Cooper – Olga

Emily Hodkinson – Larina

Jane Monari – Filippyevna

Henry Grant Kerswell – Prince Gremin

Phillip Costovski – Triquet

Konrad Jaromin – Zaretsky/Captain

Cosi fan tutte, Mozart

Start date: May 23, 2022

End date: July 7, 2022

Anna will be performing the role of Dorabella in a semi staged production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with St Bartholomew’s Orchestra.


3rd July & 7th July 2022


Recital @ The Heron Theatre

Date: September 4, 2022

Time: 2:30pm

Location: Heron Theatre, Beetham

A recital of art song and opera arias at The Heron Theatre, Beetham.

Mezzo soprano – Anna Cooper

Accompanist – Ana Manastireanu


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Opera Prelude Outreach Concert

Date: March 29, 2022

A selection of arias, musical theatre and classical duets and solos.

Mezzo soprano: Anna Cooper

Soprano: Claire Ward

Accompanist: Adam Cigman Mark


Mozart Requiem

Date: March 26, 2022

Location: St. Joseph's College, Reading

Reading Haydn Choir invites you to join us for our Spring Concert on Saturday 26th of March at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road Reading RG1 5JT. We’ll be singing Mozart’s requiem and a number of ecclesiastical pieces by Bach and Bruckner, with a professional orchestra and soloists. St Joseph’s main hall, where we’ll be performing, provides a well-ventilated space and covid safety measures will be in place.


Anna Cooper – Mezzo soprano

Milly Forest – Soprano

Ed Jowle – Baritone

Oliver Johnston – Tenor

Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony

Date: February 25, 2022

Location: Levens Choir, Lake District

Anna Cooper began her musical career as a choral scholar for Levens Choir and received wonderful support to aid her music making. She will be joining the choir once again to sing the solos in Vaughan William’s Sea Symphony. A beautiful soundscape of colours, emotions and sonority.

Mezzo Soprano – Anna Cooper

Glyndebourne UK Tour

Start date: October 8, 2021

End date: December 3, 2021

Location: Various

This year the Tour will include Frederic Wake-Walker’s striking new production of Fidelio alongside revivals of Mariame Clément’s Don Pasquale and John Cox’s production of The Rake’s Progress, designed by David Hockney. There will also be concert performances of Handel’s rousing oratorio Messiah and screenings of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, accompanied by a live orchestra.

We will also be hosting The Glyndebourne Christmas Concert with the Glyndebourne Chorus and Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra performing some operatic and festive favourites, on 8, 9, 11 and 12 December.


L’occasione fa il ladro – Rossini

Start date: August 12, 2021

End date: August 15, 2021

Location: Holland Park

Part of British Youth Opera’s guest season at Opera Holland Park 

An arranged marriage. A sitcom-style luggage mix up. Swapped identities. Falling in love while in disguise. L’occasione fa il ladro has it all – it’s crammed full of classic comedy opera tropes but manages to still be funny. Like genuinely laugh-out-loud funny.

British Youth Opera is a training programme for young professionals. All participants onstage and behind the scenes, from singers to stage management, are at the beginning of their careers in opera.

Cast on 12th & 14th August

Laura Lolita Perešivana – Berenice

Anna Cooper – Ernestina

Monwabisi Lindi – Conte Alberto

William Searle – Don Eusebio

Jack Holton – Don Parmenione

Liam James Karai – Martino

LSO Recording

Start date: July 24, 2021

End date: July 25, 2021

Recording of Stravinsky’s Mass and Britten A hymn to the virgin with LSO players and LSC singers
Alto Soloist – Anna Cooper

Opera Prelude Concert

Date: July 16, 2021

Songs from the Garden: exploring the dangers and delights of music inspired by nature

Friday 16th July
Fawley, Henley-on-Thames (directions given after booking)
3.30-5.30pm, gates open at 3pm
Tea included

Opera Prelude brings you a special lecture recital with sumptuous music in a sublime setting on a Summer’s afternoon. With Natalie Burch, pianist and introducing new Opera Prelude Young Artists.

British Youth Opera Gala

Date: July 6, 2021

Location: St. John's Smith Square

Private Event

London Song Festival: Three Unsung Geniuses

Date: July 5, 2021

Time: 19:00

Anna Cooper – mezzo-soprano
James Atkinson – baritone
Nigel Foster – piano

A concert celebrating the songs of three unsung geniuses. Two are centenary celebrations: Sir Malcolm Arnold, best known for his film music, including The Bridge on the River Kwai for which he won an Oscar, and Peter Wishart. They are joined in this concert by Geoffrey Bush, born in 1920, whose songs rival and in fact surpass any other English song composer of the 20th century in their lyrism and beauty.

Opera Prelude Concert

Date: June 26, 2021

Time: 19:00

Saturday 26 June 2021
St Mary’s Church, Henley on Thames
7-9pm doors open at 6:30

A Summer evening of operatic arias and duets introducing the newest cohort of Opera Prelude Young Artists and some of the finest young talent emerging on the operatic stage.

Performing at this concert will be: Milly Forrest (soprano), Eline Vandenheede (soprano), Anna Cooper (mezzo soprano), Joanna Harries (mezzo soprano), James Way (tenor), Patrick Keefe (baritone) and Maria Levandovskaya (piano).