Anja Burmeister Strauss
Vocal Répétiteur; Course Lecturer – German Diction
Anja Strauss, soprano
Hailed “explosive” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, German soprano Anja Strauss has firmly established herself in the vocal profession as an extremely experienced and multifaceted performer, being equally at home in the Opera, Lied and Oratorio repertoire. Ms Strauss sang with Sacramento Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera and the German companies of Luebeck, Kiel, Potsdam and Detmold.
In addition to opera, Ms. Strauss has performed a vast repertoire of sacred music, e.g. the Mozart’s Requiem for the September 11 Commemoration at Lincoln Center, New York. A passionate Lied Singer, Ms. Strauss has performed in recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Goethe Institute in New York City, the Mozart Society of California, and at the Bach Festival in Roskilde (Denmark). Furthermore, she performed Schönberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” with conductor Kent Nagano.
Anja Strauss graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City and from the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany. In addition to her active performing career, she teaches at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and regularly works as German Diction Coach for the San Francisco Opera.