Mezzo-soprano Veronika Anissimova was recently heard in Marilyn Horne's final The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, and has been described as an artist with “lovely presence” (Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts) and “impressively quick and precise coloratura” (Matthew Timmermans, ludwig van Toronto).
During summer 2019 Veronika sings Sophie in Massenet’s Werther at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, returns to the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (‘15 alumna) and joins the Toronto Concert Orchestra as Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. The past year included Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the Toronto Lyric Opera Centre, l’Architecture in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants as a Voice Fellow at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and masterclasses with Silvana Bartoli, at the Gstaad Vocal Academy in Switzerland.
Among her concert soloist credits are Polluce in Cavalli’s Elena with the Toronto Consort, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Cor Unum Ensemble, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Handel's Dixit Dominus with the UofT Schola Cantorum, and Bach's Mass in B Minor at the 2017 American Bach Soloists Academy (Early Music America Scholarship).
Winner of the 2014 National Gold Medal in voice performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Veronika holds a MMus (2018) in historical voice performance and a BMus (2016) in piano and Italian studies from the University of Toronto. Veronika is a student of Inna Golsband and Daniel Taylor.