With a voice noted for its purity and unique color, mezzo-soprano Annalise Dzwonczyk is enthusiastically forging her path in the world of classical music.
As a Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, she performed as Gossip #1 in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles; covered the roles of Florestine (The Ghosts of Versailles) and Frasquita (Carmen); and sang scenes from Zaïde, Orfeo ed Eurydice, Musto's Volpone and Chabrier's L'étoile in the Studio Spotlight series. She is an alumna of the 2014 Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy.
At CCM, her credits include L'enfant (L’enfant et les sortilèges,) Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro,) Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia,) Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea,) and Pepik and Cricket (The Cunning Little Vixen.)
A frequent concert soloist, she has won audience favor in repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary; from Vivaldi to Fauré to David Lang’s little match girl passion. Equally at home on the operetta stage, some favorite roles have included Maria (West Side Story), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore,) and Marian (The Music Man.)
Annalise holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she received Honors and Magna Cum Laude recognition.
In addition to beautiful music, opera provides the possibility of infinite learning--which is what keeps Annalise under its spell. She is always immersed in languages, literature, travel, philosophy, study of the human psyche, and anything and everything that comes in the form of a book or a podcast. She currently resides in Philadelphia, where she enjoys exploring the many running routes and fantastic foods, and is a member of the Opera Philadelphia ensemble.