Anne Sofie von Otter
Image credit: © Ewa-Marie Rundquist

Archived Event

Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Masterclass
Thu 22 Jun 2023, 1.00pm
Archived Event
This event will be approximately 3 hours in duration


  • Anne Sofie von Ottermezzo-soprano
  • Chloe Harrismezzo-soprano
  • Harry Rylancepiano
  • Anna Pychsoprano
  • Chiara Naldipiano
  • Caroline Bourgsoprano
  • Edward Picton-Turbervillpiano
  • Rebecca Hartmezzo-soprano
  • Alexsander Ribeiro de Larapiano




The much-loved Swedish mezzo has enjoyed a long and distinguished career on stage as well as in the concert and recital halls, covering a range of repertoire from the Baroque era to new works, all to a degree of excellence achieved by few performing artists. In two events this season she passes her vast knowledge on to a younger generation of singers.

Chloe Harris

Australian mezzo-soprano Chloe Harris is a graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. She received a DipRAM for an outstanding performance in her final master's recital and is now in her first year at Royal Academy Opera, studying with Susan Waters and Jonathan Papp. She is supported by the Anson Charitable Trust, Australian Music Foundation, Tait Memorial Trust and Ian Potter Cultural Trust. 

Opera roles include Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Clarina in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio, Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring, and Public Opinion in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers

Chloe Harris is an Associate Artist with Melbourne Opera and was a Melba Opera Trust Artist for 2020-21. She has also become an approved singer for the Josephine Baker Trust and a member of the Academy Song Circle. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Opera Foundation for young Australians Lady Galleghan London Award.

Anna Pych

​Polish soprano Anna Pych hails from Warsaw, and is currently finishing her undergraduate studies in vocal performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying with Sophie Grimmer and Andrew Matthews-Owen. 

She is passionate about promoting Polish vocal music outside her country, and she regularly collaborates with pianist Chiara Naldi, bringing together a curated programme of Polish works. Anna Pych and Chiara Naldi are 2023 SongEasel Young Artists. 

Recent stage performances include the world première of Edward Jessen’s operatic sonic theatre work Syllable (nominated for the Ivors Composers Awards) in the role of Kael for TL Opera, and the Shepherdess in Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Blackheath Halls Opera. 

She has participated in masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau, Susan Bullock, Judith Howarth, John Mark Ainsley, Karen Cargill, and Ailish Tynan.

Caroline Bourg

Originally from Chicago, Caroline Bourg is a London based soprano currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At the Guildhall School, she has performed excerpted roles such as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Despina in Cosí fan tutte, and Noémie in Cendrillon. Caroline frequents concert repertoire, and was recently the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Solihull Choral Society. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Boston University. While at BU, she also performed as the Young Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen in collaboration with the Glimmerglass Festival. An avid lover of art song, Caroline has attended both the Ravinia Steans Music Institute and Songfest Insitute. In the Fall of 2022, she was a featured soloist with BBC’s Total Immersion, highlighting the music of Jean Sibelius. She is passionate about various styles of repertoire, with contemporary song and the American Songbook amongst her favourites.

Rebecca Hart

​French-Australian mezzo-soprano Rebecca Hart studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and is now on her first year at Royal Academy Opera, studying with Susan Waters and Jonathan Papp. She is supported by the Mills Williams Foundation Award, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Help Musicians Sybil Tutton Award. 

Operatic roles include Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Clarina in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio with Royal Academy Opera, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with Pacific Opera, the title role in Handel’s Radamisto with the Apollo Opera Collective, Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera with Operantics, and Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto and Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera Studio.

Rebecca Hart was a 2020 Melba Opera Trust Artist, was awarded the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship, and was a finalist in the 2019 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition.

Part of