“...SLOVIN BROUGHT AN APPEALING YOUTHFUL VIVACITY AND A BRIGHT SOPRANO VOICE TO THE ROLE OF MICA." -Chicago Classical Review
Photography: Sarah J. Slover
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Soprano Anne Slovin is currently a third-year doctoral student at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she has studied with Julia Bentley and Patricia Havranek. As an associate instructor, Anne has taught undergraduate vocal pedagogy for three semesters, and also maintains a private voice studio both online and locally. In fall 2022, she will teach a course entitled The American Musical in the department of Music in General Studies at Jacobs.
An avid performer of new and recent opera, Anne created the role of Mica Segal in Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera with a score by Wlad Marhulets and libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann. She has also performed roles in Sumeida's Song by Mohammed Fairouz andThe Seduction of a Lady by Richard Wargo, as well as covering roles in The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon and Hello Out There by Jack Beeson. At IU, Anne premiered the role of Brigitte in New Voices Opera's production of Marilyn's Room by Kyle Peter Rotolo. Anne also appeared Clara in the collegiate premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's It's a Wonderful Life with IU Opera Theater, a performance that was called "a delight" by Indiana Public Media. In fall 2018, she joined the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist program, covering Musetta in La Bohème and premiering the role of Juliet in Star-Cross'd Lovers, a chamber opera by IU professor Don Freund.
Anne is equally at home in standard operatic repertoire, having made her American mainstage debut in 2014 as an Artist-in-Residence at Pensacola Opera. At Pensacola, she sang the roles of Frasquita in Carmen, Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte as part of the Artist-in-Residence showcase. Anne's roles in the Chicagoland area include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Marzelline in Fidelio, Aline in The Sorcerer and Gianetta in The Gondoliers. In Bloomington, she has performed the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Bloomington Chamber Opera, and Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmen with Arden Opera.
In demand as a choral and concert artist, Anne has sung frequently with Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Bach Project and the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She made her Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra debut in 2015 as the soprano soloist in Respighi's Laud to the Nativity and Vivaldi's Gloria, and at IU she has been a featured soloist in Britten's Te Deum in C and Ives's The Celestial Country. Anne is also a dynamic recitalist, having programmed works by composers ranging from Barbara Strozzi and Johannes Brahms to André Previn and Judith Cloud. In 2016, she premiered Myron Silberstein's song cycle This Blue Dark, which she also assisted in developing with English poet Chloe Stopa-Hunt.
Recently, Anne has distinguished herself on the competition circuit. She is a previous recipient of a Farwell Trust Award from Chicago's Musicians Club of Women and an international study grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians, which allowed her to study voice at the Schola Cantorum in Paris for the 2011-2012 academic year. Anne won first prize in the FAVA Grand Concours de Chant, the Prix Leoš Jánácek in the Czech and Slovak International Vocal Competition, and second prize in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition. Anne has also been named Best Female Performer and Best Female Voice at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK, for her performances with the Savoynet Performing Group.
Recently, Anne has dipped her toe into the world of cabaret performance. In 2019, she debuted at New York City's Don't Tell Mama with her performance of "Wholesome Content," a curated cabaret about the joys and woes of teaching. This past spring, she transformed a basement classroom at Jacobs into a piano bar for "Does a Goat Have a Soul? and Other Questions from Jewish Women on Stage and Screen."