Biography

Praised for “astounding technical vocal ability, solid song interpretation and stage presence,” soprano Annie Gill continues to gain recognition as a distinctive and versatile emerging artist.  Particularly excelling in the repertoire of Mozart and Puccini, Ms. Gill has been commended for "a glorious voice - opulent from top to bottom,” and possesses an extensive variety of vocal colors in her expressive full lyric soprano.

Most recently, Ms. Gill performed as the Soprano Soloist with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra – “PSO in Tinseltown” – at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.  Earlier in 2017, Ms. Gill performed recital of Czech and Slovak art songs and arias, “Písně Lásky a Naděje” – “Songs of Love and Hope” -  in Baltimore, MD, and recorded the music of composers Keith Kramer – Jasmine – and Garth Baxter’s Two Last Songs and April Twilight, which the composer wrote for her. 

In 2016, Ms. Gill sang the roles of Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Camerata of Washington, and Serpina (Serpinia) in The In Series’ production of La Serva Padrona, receiving enthusiastic reviews for handling “the rollercoaster range from high to low of Pergolesi’s score with aplomb.”  Ms. Gill made her debut with the Cathedral Choral Society as a Soprano Soloist in the Fantastic Beethoven concert under the baton of esteemed conductor J. Reilly Lewis.  Also in 2016, Ms. Gill performed as the soprano soloist in the Baltimore Composers’ Forum concert, where she premiered works by composers Anna Rubin, Keith Kramer, Janice Macaulay, Garth Baxter, and Harriet Katz.

During the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Gill added the roles of Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly and Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio to her extensive list of operatic repertoire, and returned for her fourth production of Don Giovanni to perform the role of Donna Anna (Opera AACC).  In recital, Ms. Gill performed the world premiere of composer Garth Baxter’s song cycle Three Poems from Edna St. Vincent Millay.

In the 2014-2015 season, Ms. Gill sang the roles of Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Camerata of Washington (Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera conducting), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Opera NOVA, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opera Camerata of Washington, and covered renowned soprano Asako Tamura in the title role of Cio-Cio San.  As Mimì/Pamina/Despina in The In Series production of Fatal Song, Ms. Gill received excellent reviews for her “nuanced performance” and “bell-clear rendition” of arias by Puccini and Mozart. 

With over thirty roles from opera, operetta, and musical theater in her repertoire, Ms. Gill continues to garner acclaim for her commanding interpretations, detailed characterizations, and dramatic performances. Past roles include the title roles in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Massenet’s Manon, Nedda (I Pagliacci), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Mimì and Musetta (La Bohème), The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with companies including The Singers’ Theatre of Washington, Baltimore Opera Theatre, Aurora Opera Theatre, and Opera in the Ozarks.

Ms. Gill is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Alpha Corinne Mayfield Award in Opera Performance from the National Federation of Music Clubs.  A First Prize Winner in the 2013 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, Ms. Gill made her Carnegie Hall debut in the competition Winners’ Recital on January 27th, 2013.  Also in 2013, Ms. Gill won 3rd Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artist Awards, and 3rd Prize in the Russell C. Wonderlic Voice Competition.  In 2012, Ms. Gill was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2012 Singer Recital Competition for the Art Song Festival of Toledo, OH and performed a full solo recital program for the first evening of the festival.  Ms. Gill has also received awards from the Orpheus Vocal Competition (Puccini Award), Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition, Kentucky Opera Idol Competition (Grand Prize Winner), and the Opera New Hampshire Competition, and has been a Finalist in the ACPC Marcella Kochańska Sembrich Vocal Competition, Howard County Arts Council Rising Star Competition, Hawaii Public Radio Art Song Competition, MetroWest Opera Competition, and the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition.

In addition to her classical singing career, Ms. Gill is a voice over artist and acts in commercials and television, notably appearing as the “Opera Singer” in the Season 2 Finale of House of Cards.  Upcoming performances include appearances as The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opera AACC, the Soprano Soloist for the Baltimore Composers’ Forum 25th Anniversary Concert, and concert performances with the Baltimore Musicales.

 

La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) - Act Four Finale