Dora Award Nomination: Outstanding Direction
Anna has been nominated for a 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction for The Magic Flute with the Canadian Opera Company.
The Magic Flute has also been nominated for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Music Direction (Patrick Lange), Outstanding Performance by an Individual (Anna-Sophie Neher, Gordon Bintner, Midori Marsh), Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble (Jamie Groote, Charlotte Siegel, Lauren Segal), and Outstanding Achievement in Design (Myung Hee Lee).
Saskatoon Opera producing feminist take on Bizet's Carmen
"the safe space director
Anna Theodosakis...created to do so has given the cast a place to have those conversations and parse out those hidden depths."
Enthralling ‘Carmen’ marks a triumphant return for the Saskatoon Opera
"This was not Carmen as it’s been performed a thousand times by companies around the world. Theodosakis wanted the characters to be more nuanced, stripping away Carmen’s oversexualization and making her a complete person"
Directing The Magic Flute
Anna is the Revival Director of the Canadian Opera Company's spring production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
"Canadian director Anna Theodosakis leads the revival of the audience favourite that's cleverly framed as a play within a play; it's the name day for an aristocratic young woman and celebrations involve a massive party, complete with a staging of Mozart's opera. 'I'm excited to welcome families and opera lovers back with this timeless fairytale,' says Theodosakis. 'The Magic Flute celebrates humanity's resilience and it's the perfect opera to reunite audiences and artists under the same roof. Mozart's music here, with its iconic and hummable tunes, is like a big warm hug that leaves you feeling completely rejuvenated!'" (Broadway World)
Civic Engagement Quartet Mentor
Anna will be a mentor for Pacific Opera Victoria's 2021-2022 Civic Engagement Quartet and Apprentice Civic Engagement Artists. She will be offering personal guidance on Acting for Film, Directing for Film, and Self-Directing. The program will culminate in a series of six personal Video Recitals. Anna is honoured to be part of such a prolific group of mentors working towards inspiring authentic engagement in classical music.
RBC Future Launch Mentor
Anna has been selected as a mentor for the Association for Opera in Canada's 2022 RBC Future Launch Fellowship Program. Along with eight other mentors, Anna will offer personalized one-on-one mentorship for students and freelance artists who are at the onset of their professional careers.
Anna was featured in Opera Canada's 2021 Summer Edition in conversation with renowned Canadian stage director Tom Diamond. Learn how these two directors got their starts, how they approach a new score, and why they are both dedicated to coaching emerging singers.
Ask about the Emerging Artist discount
Anna offers private and group dramatic coachings both remotely and in person. This includes arias, art song, musical theatre, oratorio, dialogue/sides, monologues and can be done with or without a pianist. Anna will help you showcase your best in audition and performance settings.
"I have always had such positive experiences when coaching with Anna. She creates a safe space for play, creativity and conversation. I always come away from our sessions with a deeper understanding of my piece. Immaculate vibes, 10/10 recommend."
- Midori Marsh, soprano
"In our first hour of work, Anna instantly provided a space for me to perform, to practice and then to play! Her advice was encouraging and imaginative, and I always left our sessions hungry to discover more. I would recommend her to any performer prepping for an audition, a concert or just wanting to come out of their shell. 100% confidence boost."
- Sacha Smith, soprano
"Anna is an incredibly insightful and patient acting coach. I have had the opportunity to work on both operatic arias and monologues with her and in both situations I leave with a much more confident grasp of who I am, what I am doing and how to organically move through my character’s thoughts and acting beats...I cannot recommend her highly enough!"
- Charles Sy, tenor