Anne Marie Sheridan as Sister Angelica was heavenly consumed by a brutal commitment to the challenging role.
Anne Marie Sheridan (Suor Angelica) sang her "Senza Mamma" aria with real feeling and natural musicality and "died" with equally passionate, pitiable grace.
Irish soprano Anne Marie studied at the Conservatory of Music, Dublin, under the tutelage of Mary Brennan where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance with First Class Honours, and received the Paul McNamara gold medal for excellence in performance. While living in London Anne Marie studied with Yvonne Kenny and Paul Farrington. She completed her Masters in Voice at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutelage of Dennis O'Neill.
Roles include First Mother Dead Man Walking and Handmaiden Turandot (Opera Ireland), Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte (Longborough Opera Festival on tour), Vitellia La Clemenza di Tito (Giornata Opera), Helena A Midsummer Night's Dream (Co-Opera Co.), Angelica Suor Angelica (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and Zezere Arts Festival), Madame Silberklang Der Schausieldirektor and La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi (St. Paul's Summertime Opera), Mimi La Boheme (Verdandi Camerata), Frau Fluth Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar) and Violetta La Traviata (Mediterranean Opera Festival).
Anne Marie is also an experienced concert soloist with repertoire including Dvorak Requiem, Rossini Stabat Mater and Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of our time. As an avid recitalist her repertoire includes Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, Wagner Wesendonk Lieder and Mahler Rückert Lieder. She was a prizewinner at the Ballymena Feisceoil and the Feis Ceoil and reached the semi-final of the Inaugural Elizabeth Connel Prize for Dramatic Sopranos.
CD credits include The Silver Hound: songs by Betty Roe
The Silver Hound,Bettty Roe
Andrew King - The British Music Society
Anne Marie Sheridan’s wonderful focussed and clear tone is employed to great effect in a setting of the Magnificat, whilst also being delicately complimented by Emma Murphy on the recorder in The Life That I Have.