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Anna Traub

Mezzosoprano / alto

Anna Traub is known for her profound and dark mezzosoprano sound combined with raging coloraturas, and often praised for the interpretations of the characters that she portrays. Besides being an active recitalist in oratorios, lied and chamber music, her international opera performances credits include Cherubino in W.A. Mozarts „Le nozze di Figaro“ (Conservatorium van Amsterdam), Sesto in „La Clemenza di Tito“ (conducted by Richard Egarr, regie by Floris Visser) and the title role
in „Orlando“ (G.F. Händel) with the Combattimento Consort (Conducted by Jan-Willem de Vriend, regie by Eva Buchmann). The press described her Orlando as: „Of course you shudder and live with the raging coloratura’s by which Traub sublimely paints the intense despair and delusions of the suicidal Orlando.” Performances include Marianna in „Il signor Bruschino“ (G. Rossini) and LaMarchesa Clarice in „La Pietra del Paragone“ (G. Rossini). About which the Volkskrant wrote: „Anna Traub as Clarice gets and takes all the space for her starring role. She leads this opera by her beautiful, dark voice and her subtle acting that shows uncertainty, sadness, joy and faithfulness…” 2012 she had her debut with the title role in Bizet's „Carmen” (regie Floris Visser, conductor Daan Admiraal) and Kate Julian in Britten’s „Owen Wingrave” (with the Nieuw Ensemble under the baton of Ed Spanjaard and the regie of Floris Visser). For her interpretation of Carmen she was welcomed with great acclaim: „Anna Traub as Carmen is much more graceful than just a factory girl. Traub, who frequently appears in The Netherlands plays the role with depth and an intriguing subtlety…” Operamagazine lauded her Carmen as follows: „A voice from thousands, ready now for the greater works.” Next to further engagements she is since 2013/2014 also a member of the ensemble of the Nationale Reisopera, where she performed the title role of Carmen in Bizet’s „Carmen” (2014) and in the future amongst others Dorabella in Mozart’s  „Così fan tutte”. Latter she just recently sang with a lot of playfulness and grace in the city of Wroclaw (Bresau) in Polen. Further planned are productions involving Amahl and the night visitors (Menotti, role of "The Mother"), Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss, role of "Dryade") and a tour as Carmen.
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„A voice from thousands, ready now for the greater works.” – Operamagazine