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).
This fall Veronika sings Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Hart House Orchestra as a winner of the 2019 Hart House Concerto Competition, and returns to the chorus of Opera Atelier, for Don Giovanni. Recent operatic performances include Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther at the Margison Opera Studio in Lunenburg, and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the Toronto Lyric Opera Centre.
As an early music specialist, Veronika has sung Polluce in Cavalli’s Elena with the Toronto Consort, l’Architecture in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants as a Voice Fellow at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Cor Unum Ensemble, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Handel's Dixit Dominus, and Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate 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.