Anna Samuil receives honorary professorship

Anna Samuil © Matthias Samuil

The soprano and long-time voice teacher Anna Samuil has been appointed honorary professor at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Rector Sarah Wedl-Wilson presented her with the certificate on her last day in office at the Hochschule on 27 April 2023. Prof. Anna Samuil has been teaching at the Eisler since 2011, and her voice class has already produced many successful graduates who have received engagements on internationally renowned stages and are prize winners of major competitions.

The soprano, who was born in Perm, Russia, has been a soloist at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin since 2004. She is in demand worldwide as an opera and concert singer, having sung at La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the State Operas in Munich, Dresden and Hamburg, the opera houses in Valencia, Lyon, Tel Aviv and Tokyo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg.

She has worked extensively with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Plácido Domingo, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Kent Nagano, Manfred Honeck, Chung Myung-whun, Ivor Bolton, Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Dan Ettinger, Philippe Jordan, Asher Fisch, Andris Nelsons, Massimo Zanetti and Stefano Ranzani.
Among the directors who have accompanied her career are Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Stein, Andrea Breth, Jonathan Miller, Bernard Uzan, Achim Freyer, Jonathan Kent, Claus Guth, Guy Cassiers, Lindy Hume or Marthe Keller.

A much sought-after guest at international festivals, Anna Samuil has enjoyed great success at the Salzburg Festival, in Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh, in Glyndebourne, Verbier and the Arena di Verona, as well as at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Numerous CD and DVD recordings have been released with her participation.