Lorna Anderson

Lorna Anderson has appeared in opera, concert and recital with major orchestras and festivals throughout Europe and elsewhere. As a renowned performer of the baroque repertoire she has sung with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Arts Florissants, The Sixteen, The English Concert, St. James Baroque, London Baroque, Collegium Musicum 90, The King’s Consort, London Classical Players, La Chapelle Royale and the Academy of Ancient Music under conductors which include William Christie, Harry Christophers, Richard Egarr, Trevor Pinnock, Richard Hickox, Nicholas McGegan, Robert King, and Sir Charles Mackerras.

In opera she has sung Morgana (Alcina) at the Halle Handel Festival, Sevilla (La Clemenza di Tito) with the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel (Theodora) with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Handel (Riccardo Primo) at the Göttingen Festival with Nicholas McGegan, Purcell (The Fairy Queen) with the English Concert and Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with Netherlands Opera which was also filmed.

Lorna Anderson has also established an important reputation in the standard concert repertoire, having sung with the BBC Orchestras, the Bach Choir, London Mozart Players,Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Israel Camerata, RAI Turin (Les Noces), New World Symphony in Miami, Houston Symphony Orchestra,Washington Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain under Pierre Boulez, London Sinfonietta under Sir Simon Rattle and at the Salzburg, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals among others. She has recently toured in Libya and China with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Her numerous recordings include; The Fairy Queen under Harry Christophers, Haydn Masses under Richard Hickox, a disc of Portuguese love songs and for Hyperion she has recorded Britten folksong settings with Malcolm Martineau, Handel’s L’Allegro with Robert King and is an artist on Graham Johnson’s complete Schubert Edition. Recent releases include part of a long term project to perform and record all of Haydn’s Scottish song arrangements for voice and piano trio with Haydn Trio Eisenstadt. The fifth and final set of discs were released in October 2008 as a prelude to the bicentenary celebrations of both Haydn and Robert Burns in 2009 when performances were given throughout the year in Europe as well as New York and Washington. Lorna Anderson also features in a recording of ‘Lament for Mary Queen of Scots’ which was commissioned from James MacMillan.

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