Anne-Marie Owens

Anne-Marie Owens

Born in South Shields, Anne-Marie Owens studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. She made her professional debut as Mistress Quickly Falstaff for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and then joined English National Opera in 1985, where her roles have included Anezka The Two Widows, High Priestess La Vestale, Marfa Khovanshchina, Jezibaba Rusalka and Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert (also filmed for Channel 4).

At Grange Park Opera her roles have included Jezibaba Rusalka, Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro, Quickly Falstaff, Princess Clarissa Love for Three Oranges. Prioress Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Auntie Peter Grimes, Countess Queen of Spades and Larina Eugene Onegin. In the 2017 inaugural season of the Theatre in the Woods, she sang Grandmother Buryjovka Jenufa and Waltraute Die Walkure. 

Recent operatic engagements include Grandmother Buryjovka Jenufa, Filippyevna Eugene Onegin (Scottish Opera), Frugola Il Tabarro (Opera North), Mamma Lucia Cavalleria rusticana (WNO), Mrs Herring Albert Herring (Théâtre du Capitole), Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw (Vienna Konzerthaus, Théâtre du Capitole), Mrs Sedley Peter Grimes (Staatsoper Hamburg), Brangäne Tristan und Isolde (Nederlandse Reisopera), Háta Bartered Bride (Garsington).

Anne-Marie’s vast operatic repertoire has included Brangäne Tristan und Isolde, Amneris Aida, Azucena Il Trovatore, Venus Tannhäuser, Herodias Salome and Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticate, Morozova in Tchaikovsky’s Opricnick (Cagliari), Madelon Andrea Chenier (Scottish Opera), Ragonde Le Comte Ory (Garsington), Witch Hänsel und Gretel (Opera Australia), Herodias Salome (Santa Fe Opera and Opera North), Mrs Grose Turn of the Screw (Glyndebourne on Tour), Azucena Il Trovatore (WNO), Auntie Peter Grimes in Naples, Mary Der Fliegende Holländer (London Lyric Opera), Fricka Das Rheingold and Die Walküre (Nederlandse Reisopera), The Tsar’s Bride (ROH) and Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune (Bregenz Festival and Covent Garden).