Soprano, Anna Eschbach, is an active performer and private voice instructor in the Central Florida area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee. Born and raised in Orlando, Ms. Eschbach has performed with numerous companies throughout Florida, including Opera Orlando, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and the Villages Philharmonic.
Known for her performance in oratorio, her guest solo appearances include Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noel, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes, Poulenc’s Gloria, Rutter’s Gloria and Magnificat, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana. Her operatic roles include Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring, Mary Warren in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. Ms. Eschbach has toured internationally singing concerts in Switzerland, the UK, and Kenya.
Since moving back to Orlando in 2013, Ms. Eschbach has maintained a thriving private voice studio in the Orlando area and serves on the voice faculty at Rollins College. She performs full time with the Basilica Choir of Mary, Queen of the Universe, as well as with her all-female professional ensemble, Helena, and the Festival Singers of Florida.
This year’s operatic performances included the role of Anne Boleyn in 6 of VIII, an original show about the wives of Henry VIII for the 2019 Orlando Fringe Festival in conjunction with Opera Orlando. Her performance was hailed by the Orlando Sentinel as “soul-rattling.” She served as studio artist for Opera Orlando during the 2019-2020 season where she appeared as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro.