The 2017|18 season sees Anna Schubert returning to Handel's Messiah again with the LA Master Chorale, and performing as a soloist in Handel's Israel in Egypt as part of their Hidden Handel project. She kicks off her season in August by premiering with the Korean Community Christian Singers as their soprano soloist for Handel's Laudate Pueri. She will also cover the role of La Sirena in the world premier of Annie Gosfield's War of the Worlds with the LA Phil and The Industry in November.
Anna performs actively as both a soloist and chorister in Southern California, primarily with the LA Master Chorale. She made her Master Chorale debut as a soloist in Handel's Messiah in 2013 for their 50th anniversary season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Since then, her soloist credits with the Master Chorale have included Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Gubaidulina's Canticle of the Sun, a version of Handel's Alexander's Feast staged by Trevore Ross, and the annual Messiah Sing-Along. Recently, Anna was one of 21 Master Chorale singers to perform in a new staged production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro, directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Grant Gershon, which the LA Times lauded as "a major accomplishment for the LA Master Chorale" and "a major accomplishment for music history."
Outside of the Master Chorale, Anna has also cultivated a lively concert soloist career around Southern California. Highlights of her concert repertoire include Orff's Carmina Burana and Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate; Requiem; Vesperae solennes de confessore; and Mass in C Minor. In January of 2017, she revisited her beloved Exsultate, Jubilate in her debut with the San Luis Obispo Symphony for their chamber concert Mozart in the Mission. Anna has also gained a hometown reputation for her masterful Messiah solos, which she has sung with a different company every December for the past five years. A 2014 Messiah performance at Christ Cathedral included a world-wide broadcast. One critic noted of her performance in 2015 that she "stole the show, with one of the finest performances of 'Rejoice greatly' I've ever heard" (Singerpreneur).
Anna continues to breed her love for new music and performance, and was thrilled to premier with The Industry in early 2015, singing the ethereal soprano role of L in Anne LeBaron's scenes from LSD: The Opera, with Marc Lowenstein and wild Up at First Take: 2015. A few months later, she reprised the role of L in a more complete, staged version of LSD at REDCAT, this time with Partch and under the baton of Christopher Rountree. In 2017, she made an exciting debut with Opera Omaha singing the role of the Controller in their production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, where she was pleased to collaborate again with conductor Christopher Rountree and for the first time with director James Darrah.
Outside the world of classical vocals, Anna began a professional endeavor as a session singer and member of SAG-AFTRA. Her voice appears in various film and TV soundtracks, including Minions, Creed, The Accountant, Storks, Sing, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Her classical chops came in handy for her solo in the 2016 movie Keanu, in which her soprano voice can be heard dramatically soaring over orchestra and choir in the opening scene.
Anna attended Chapman University as a Provost Scholar, where she studied voice with renowned soprano Carol Neblett and pursued her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. With Opera Chapman, she performed the roles of Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Madame Herz (The Impresario), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). The summer after her freshman year, Anna attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School on a full scholarship, where she sang in scenes from The Tender Land, Die Zauberflöte, and Mark Adamo's Little Women. Her experience in Aspen, where she studied in the Mozart & 20th Century group, ignited a passion for new music, which she carried back with her to California. In her final years at Chapman University, Anna received the encouragement award from the Palm Springs Opera Guild, placed as a Top 5 finalist in Classical Singer's Undergraduate Vocal Competition, and received the Bramlage Opera Award from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.