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Mark Hildrew

Mark Hildrew

Executive Director
Seb Mallet

Seb Mallet

Associate Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Anna

Soprano Anna Samuil is among the most sought-after singers of her generation and has been steadily engaged as a soloist at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin since 2004. Anna’s international career quickly brought her to some of the most important stages in the world: La Scala in Milan (Donna Anna, Freia, Gutrune), The Metropolitan Opera in New York (Musetta), the State Operas in Munich (Violetta, Donna Anna), Dresden (Mimì), and Hamburg (Adina, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Violetta), the Opera Houses in Valencia (Donna Anna), Lyon (Maria in Mazeppa), Tel Aviv and Tokyo (Donna Anna, Rosalinde), Pittsburgh (Violetta, Tatiana), and Baltimore (Mimì), and the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg (Violetta). A frequently-invited guest at international festivals, she has enjoyed considerable success at the Salzburg Festival (Tatiana), in Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh (Violetta, Maria), at Glyndebourne, Verbier, and the Arena di Verona (Donna Anna), as well as at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Verdi’s Messa da Requiem).

Anna has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Kitayenko, Kent Nagano, Manfred Honeck, Myung-Whun Chung, Ivor Bolton, Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Massimo Zanetti, and Donald Runnicles. Directors who have guided her career are Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Stein, Andrea Breth, Jonathan Miller, Bernard Uzan, Achim Freyer, Jonathan Kent, Claus Guth, Guy Cassiers, Lindy Hume, and Marthe Keller.

Anna is based in Berlin, Germany

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Feb 2024
Staatsoper Berlin
Dvorak Rusalka (Foreign Princess) Robin Ticciati (conductor) Kornél Mundruczó (director) Role Debut
May 2024
Staatsoper Berlin
Wagner Die Walküre (Ortlinde) Phillipe Jordan (Conductor), Dmitri Tcherniakov (Stage Director)
Jun 2024
Staatsoper Berlin
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina (Susanna) Simone Young (Conductor), Claus Guth (Stage Director) Role Debut

Selected Repertoire

BizetCarmen (Micaëla)
BrittenThe Turn of the Screw (Miss Jessel)
DonizettiL’elisir d’amore (Adina)
DvořákRusalka (Foreign Princess)
J. StraussDie Fledermaus (Adele, Rosalinde)
MozartCosì fan tutte (Fiordiligi)   •   Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)   •   Le nozze di Figaro (La Contessa di Almaviva)   •   
PucciniLa Bohème (Mimì, Musetta)   •   Turandot (title role)
R. StraussAriadne auf Naxos (Ariadne)
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride (Mařenka)
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (Tatiana)   •   Iolanta (title role)   •   Mazeppa (Maria)
VerdiDon Carlo (Elisabetta)   •   Falstaff (Alice Ford)   •   La Traviata (Violetta)   •   
WagnerDie Freischuetz (Agathe)   •   Götterdämmerung (Gutrune, III Norne)   •   Lohengrin (Elsa)   •   Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Eva)   •   Das Rheingold (Freia)


  • Il Monde Felice

    Jan 2023
    • "De cd is een prachtig eerbetoon geworden aan de legendarische zangeres. Tatiana’s virtuoze uitvoering van Mendelssohn’s Vioolconcert in D en Anna’s verbluffende uitvoering van de concertaria Infélice van dezelfde componist laten hun enorme talent zien en weerspiegelen hun grote bewondering voor Malibran. Het is 75 minuten lang genieten. Warm aanbevolen." [Translated] : "The CD has become a wonderful tribute to the legendary singer. Tatiana's virtuoso performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D and Anna's stunning performance of the same composer's concert aria Infélice demonstrate their immense talent and reflect their great admiration for Malibran. Enjoy it for 75 minutes. Highly recommended."