»Anna Werle's Brangäne was convincing with a warm, round and balmy mezzo, which was able to convey the warning cries most satisfactorily. « (Das Opernglas) Quickly developing into dramatic repertoire like Wagner's Brangäne und Fricka her repertoire still ranges from Baroque through Rossini to Strauss and Wagner as well as to modern operas from Henze and Benjamin.
CURRENT SEASON & FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS
In the season 2022/23 Anna Werle will debut as Waltraute (»Die Walküre«) at the Opernhaus Zürich in a new production under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda and as Brangäne (»Tristan und Isolde«) at the Sofia Opera under the baton of Constantin Trinks. Moreover, she will return as Roßweiße (»Die Walküre«) to the Staatsoper Stuttgart under the baton of Cornelius Meister. On the concert stage she will sing Oratorio de Noël (C. Saint-Saëns) with the Württembergische Philharmonie under the baton of Ariane Matiakh, Messa da Requiem (G. Verdi) with the Vogtlandphilharmonie, Weihnachtsoratorium (J. S. Bach) with the Berliner Bachgesellschaft and Mozart-Requiem with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz.
In 2022 Anna Werle debuted as Brangäne (»Tristan und Isolde«) at the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari under the baton of Marc Piollet and at the Oper Leipzig (Cover), as Charlotte (»Werther«), as Marcellina (»Le Nozze di Figaro«) and as Prinz Orlofsky (»Die Fledermaus«) at the Theater Regensburg. Moreover, Anna returned to the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Fricka (Cover) and Rossweiße (»Die Walküre«) under the baton of Cornelius Meister as well as to the Tiroler Festspiele Erl as Siegrune (»Die Walküre«). During the pandemic planned debuts as Brangäne (»Tristan und Isolde«) at the Opera Queensland in Brisbane/Australia under the baton of Pietari Inkinen and at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli (»La vedova allegra«) have been cancelled or postponed. Other recent debuts include Hänsel, Rosina, Emilia (»Otello«), Maddalena, Cenerentola, Dorabella, Cherubino, Secretary (»The Consul«), Ganymed (»Die schöne Galathée«), 2. Dame and 3. Dame (»Die Zauberflöte«), Ramiro (»La finta giardiniera«), La Ciesca (»Gianni Schicchi«), Fragoletto (»Les Brigands«), Viclinda (»I Lombardi alla prima crociata«), 2. Angel/Marie (»Written on Skin«), Rossweiße (»Die Walküre«) at theatres and festivals like the Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, the Staatstheater Nürnberg, the Aalto Theater Essen, the Staatstheater Mainz, the Oper Halle, the Staatsoperette Dresden, the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, the Tiroler Festspiele Erl and the Paphos Aphrodite Festival.
CONDUCTORS & STAGE DIRECTORS
Anna Werle has worked with conductors like Gianandrea Noseda, Cornelius Meister, Marc Piollet, Thomas Guggeis, Ivan Fischer, David Crescenzi, Pavel Baleff, Ariane Matiakh, Erik Nielsen and Rossen Gergov. Stage directors Anna Werle has worked with include Andreas Homoki, Brigitte Fassbaender, Yannis Kokkos, Nicola Raab, Stephan Kimmig, Arila Siegert, Valentin Schwarz, Hinrich Horstkotte, Axel Köhler and Marco Štorman.
CONCERT & LIED
Anna Werle is also a sought after concert and Lied singer. Her vast repertoire ranges from Bach Oratorios to Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Verdi. Recitals and concerts led her to the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Dom, the Yuri Bashmet Festival during the Olympic games in Sochi, the Rbb-Sendesaal, the Festival Klosterneuburg, to a concert tour as contralto soloist of J.S.Bach's Missa si minore under the baton of Hellmuth Rilling in Italy (Teatro San Carlo Genova, Auditorium Manzoni Bologna, Teatro comunale Vicenza, Teatro comunale Siena, Castel S'Elmo Napoli). She regularly performs Mahler's orchestral songs like Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Das Lied von der Erde as well as Biblische Lieder by Antonin Dvorak, Wagner's Wesendoncklieder and Verdi's Messa da Requiem.
Anna Werle studied singing at the University of Arts in her hometown Berlin. She has won numerous competitions including Concorso Bellini and International Concert Competition of VdKC and has been finalist in the Montserrat Caballé Competition, the Richard Strauss Competition and the Marie Kraja Competition.