Anna Stephens (soprano) in recital, with accompanist Benjamin Burton
See Anna's biography on the 2019 concerts page.
Anna has selected a program of delightful songs by Handel, Debussy, Schubert, Strauss, Offenbach and others.
REVIEW, 26th November: Last night's concert was a surprise and delight for everyone in the audience. Anna is a beautiful girl with a wonderful strong soprano voice who effortlessly reached the highest notes in the many demanding songs she chose for her program. In addition she has great stage presence and acting ability, demonstrated by her adoption of each character and situation in the operatic roles she sang.
Another surprise was her accompanist, who turned out to be Louise Scott, who at very short notice agreed to take the place of Ben Burton who was too ill to perform that day. Louise is a skilful and sensitive pianist, who accompanied Anna's whole program without a hitch.
These two artists together gave the audience a delightfully engrossing and entertaining evening.