The soprano Anna Nekhames, who comes from Moscow, left the Vienna State Opera's Opera Studio to join the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt in 2022/23. She caused quite a stir when she sang the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Volksoper in Vienna, a role she sang in a new production in Frankfurt during her first season, which was followed by the title role in Mercandate's Francesca da Rimini , which she had already sung at the Tirol Festival in Erl, and Mizi in a wonderful production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Elusive Sound. This season her roles for the company include Venus / Head of the Gepopo, Fauno and Belisa's Mother in new productions of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre, Mozart's Ascanio in Alba and Fortner's Don Perlimplín's Love for Belisa in his Garden. She sang the Early Bird in the first performances in Austria of Detlev Glanert's Leyla und Medjnun in Vienna and the Forest Bird and Woglinde in new productions of Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in 2023 in Erl. Other recent roles at the Vienna State Opera included Juliette (Die tote Stadt / The Dead City), Mascha and Chloe (Pique Dame), 2nd Flower Maiden (Parsifal), Konstanze (Entführung ins Zauberreich) and a Couturier(Der Rosenkavalier). She started her career in the children's chorus at the Bolschoi in Moscow before studying singing with Liudmila Lazatschik-Tratzewskaja at the Galina Wischnevskaja College for Music and Theatre and then Svetlana Gorenkova at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow, where roles included Musetta (La Bohème), Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor). In 2018 she joined the city of Vienna's Music and the Arts private university for her masters, where she studied with KS Elena Filipova and KS Birgid Steinberger. Anna Nekhames has won many prizes, including the 11th International Hilde Zadek Competition (2019) and 3rd International Haydn Competition(2021). Her repertoire in includes Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo), Gilda (Rigoletto), Xenia (Boris Godunow), Adele (Die Fledermaus), 1st Dryad (Rusalka), An Italian Singer (Capriccio) and Fiakermilli (Arabella).