____ "Her LUCIA displayed a velvet-like delicacy, an expressive, warmly rich voice, an exciting coloratura and a moving portrayal of the tragic character." –PASADENA STAR NEWS
Soprano ANNA BARTOS made her operatic debut at 19 as Flora in the West Coast premiere of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, directed by Lotfi Mansouri and Jan Popper. She has been lauded for her expertise in lyric coloratura roles including Lucia, Giulietta, Pamina, Manon, Leila, Sophie, Adele, Susanna, Despina, Juliette, Lakmé, Baby Doe and the Mother in Moore’s Carry Nation with Opera de México, the Los Angeles Opera, the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Brooklyn Lyric Opera and the Reimann Opera Theatre in New York City.
Renown for her interpretations of Spanish and Latin American songs, she received a grant from the Spanish Consulate in New York City and the non-profit sponsorship of the New York Foundation for the Arts for her original one-woman musical drama, ¡Maja! The Forgotten Woman A Lovers' Tale which she has performed since 1987, about the life, loves and work of Francisco Goya. She has concertized in the U.S., Canada, Russia and toured Mexico and the Dominican Republic (Artist in Residence at Altos de Chavon.) Anna Bartos has been a featured soloist at the Leningrad Musical Spring International Festival in Russia, The Performing Arts of Asia and Mexico Festivals at Lincoln Center and the Franco- Italian Festival at Carnegie Hall.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Anna Bartos holds an M.A in Vocal Performance from New York University where she taught for over 19 years. She is a lecture-recitalist at colleges and has given master classes in Spanish song repertoire at New York University, Hofstra University, Williams College and Morehead State University. She is also a writer, composer-arranger, actress, and director of Something to Sing About in New York, a non-profit creative arts collective for singers, actors and instrumentalists of all ages and level of experience.
- Glorious Granados! for voice, piano and flute (2015)
- Cantares for Soprano and Guitar and You Must Remember This II with Gregg Nestor
- Mostly Spanish and Aires del alma with Flor y Canto Chamber Ensemble (formerly The Ensemble ALMA) of which she is director and founder. The group made its Merkin Concert Hall New York City debut in 2006, and has performed at theatres, colleges and universities in the U.S.
___MUSICA--EXCELLENT SINGER..."beautiful singing...mastery of vocal technique...Her interpretations embraced a variety of styles with great success. She soared to unsuspected heights of emotion and expression in the lieder of Schubert and Ravel. Manuel M. Ponce and 'Tata Nacho' were magnificently interpreted!" --REVISTA TIEMPO (Mexico City)
_____SONG OF SOLOMON by Slonimsky at Leningrad Musical Spring International Festival... "Anna Bartos' singing was full of elegance and free expression, as if Russian were her native tongue. I was struck by her total musicality and complete dedication to her performance and her art." --Sergei Slonimsky, Composer/Conductor