Winner of the first prize for voice at the 2017 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition, the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize, a Stingray Rising Star (2017), and the Christina and Louis Quillico (2019) prizes, German-Canadian soprano Anna-Sophie Neher has been praised internationally for her “gleaming tone and excellent agility.” According to the media network Ludwig van Toronto, “her singing captures the ear and holds it hostage.” She made her debut with the Opéra de Paris this year in Enescu’s opera OEdipe, and is pleased to have been invited back to sing in Britten’s Peter Grimes in 2023. A proud graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio in Toronto, Anna-Sophie has sung several roles in that city, most recently Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel). She returns to Toronto in the Fall of 2022 to sing the role of Micaëla (Carmen). As well, Anna-Sophie has had the opportunity to perform quite a lot of the orchestral repertoire—of which she is very fond—ranging from Bach and Mozart to Pärt and Williams. She has sung as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal directed by Bernard Labadie, the Orchestre Métropolitain directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Toronto and Calgary symphony orchestras.