F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"Cole made a marvellous role debut as Lady Macbeth, her powerful, luscious dramatic soprano tackling the highs and lows of this steely character with aplomb. She managed the Act 1 duet extremely well, eliciting real terror in the muted half tone required, as well as singing full out with some thrilling top notes that hit the back wall of the Concert Hall with ease. Her Act II aria, “La luce langue”, showed an equally determined persona, but with creamy, expressive phrasing. The Brindisi that follows during the banquet scene showed a strong but welcome contrast in style. Her pièce de resistance, however, was in her final aria during the sleep walking scene, one of the most challenging Verdi arias for the female voice, encompassing a huge vocal range from high soprano to dark contralto. Cole gave us some beautiful ethereal coloratura, alongside deep, throaty contralto notes that were astonishingly well managed and ravishingly sung."
Suzannah Conway, Limelight Magazine, 10 March 2023
“From the moment Cole appeared [...], it was clear this was an exciting debut by a hugely talented young dramatic soprano... Cole has a glorious, lush voice with rich depth and warmth. Her top notes are thrilling, but she is impressive across her entire register... Cole has vocal power and clean, clear intonation but she also has an innate sense of drama so she brings emotional nuance and variation to her singing, and is convincing in her acting, exuding a strong stage presence... this particular night belonged to Anna-Louise Cole."
Jo Litson, Limelight Magazine, 14 February 2022
“It was a tremendously poised performance from this young artist, who impressed with her deep musical sensitivity, dramatic talent and mastery of her precociously powerful voice. Her voice has laser-like focus but loses none of its beauty either in solo or when it rises like a shaft of light above the ensemble, chorus and orchestra...Anna-Louise Cole is a charismatic presence on stage with a thrilling voice. Her star is one to watch. Catch it before it slips into another galaxy."
Shamistha de Soysa, Sounds Like Sydney, 16 February 2022
N E W S
19 October 2022
Anna-Louise will make her role debut as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for Opera Queensland in March 2023. Please see the Schedule page for further information.
27 September 2022
Anna-Louise is thrilled to announce her European mainstage debut as Elsa with Teatro Communale di Bologna, as Elsa in Lohengrin. Please see the Schedule page for further information.
16 September 2022
Anna-Louise’s debut as Chrysothemis for Victorian Opera has been met with great acclaim. Please see the Reviews page for further details.
30 August 2022
Anna-Louise will make three significant Wagnerian role debuts for Opera Australia in 2023 - Venus in Tannhäuser, and her long-awaited debuts as Sieglinde and Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring:
20 July 2022
Anna-Louise is thrilled to announce her collaboration with Zemsky Green Artists Management, for international representation. She is also delighted to continue working with Patrick Togher Artists’ Management across Australasia. Please see:
7 March 2022
Due to a family emergency, Maestro Leonardo Sini has withdrawn from the final two performances of Turandot. He will be replaced by Maestro Andrea Battistoni on 10 and 14 March. Limited seats are still available via Opera Australia:
16 February 2022
Anna-Louise has received rave reviews for her debut as Turandot. Please see the Reviews page for full text and links.
9 February 2022
Anna-Louise's debut as Turandot was received with huge acclaim at the Sydney Opera House, tickets available via Opera Australia: https://opera.org.au/productions/turandot-sydney/
9 November 2021
Anna-Louise is excited to return to Victorian Opera to make her debut as Chrysothemis in Elektra in September 2022, alongside Catherine Foster in the title role, and a stellar Australian cast: https://www.victorianopera.com.au/season/elektra
6 October 2021
Anna-Louise is thrilled to be making her title role debut at the Sydney Opera House as Turandot for Opera Australia in February - March 2022: https://opera.org.au/productions/turandot-sydney/
22 February 2021
Opera Australia has just announced Anna-Louise will sing Sieglinde in cycles 1 and 2, and Brünnhilde in the third cycle of the Ring in Brisbane in November 2021, limited seats are still available:
Anna-Louise has been named one of Australia’s 21 Hottest Creative Artists of 2021 by The Australian:
Anna-Louise in conversation with Lyndon Terracini for OA|TV:
Zemsky Green Artists Management (international):
Patrick Togher Artists Management (Australasia):