Sally-Anne Russell is a multi-award-winning mezzo soprano and has performed on the concert platform and operatic stage in twenty-five countries. Her discography includes over 40 CDs and DVDs on the ABC Classics, CHANDOS, MOVE, NAXOS and DECCA labels, including her solo aria disc Enchanting with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Sally-Anne’s awards include an ARIA for Pergolesi Stabat Mater with Sara Macliver, and nominations for Young Australian of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Green Room and Helpmann Awards.
She has over 80 operatic roles in her repertoire and enjoys working with all the major opera companies and symphony orchestras in Australia. International highlights include the Spoleto Festival in Italy, Washington National Opera (DC) and Carmel Bach Festival.
Projects in 2021 included Hermia in Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Adelaide Festival, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde for Canberra Festival, and Handel Messiah with Melbourne Symphony. In 2022, roles in Die Walküre, Alcina, Elektra, and Dido and Aeneas, and concerts with Auckland Philharmonia and Sydney Philharmonia. Sally-Anne is also co-artistic director for Albury Chamber Music Festival, a member of the Kathaumixw Festival International Artistic Council in Canada and the Belvedere International Singing Competition in Vienna.