Ann Taylor was born in Wrexham and studied at the RNCM, GSMD and National Opera Studio. Since her debut for Opera North she has sung with WNO, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera and for La Monnaie, Opera Zuid, Bayerische Staatsoper and the New Zealand Festival. Engagements have included the title roles of Ariodante and Gluck’s Orfeo, Rosina, Hänsel, Cherubino, Dorabella, Ramiro/La Finta Giardiniera, Varvara/Katya Kabanova, Pipo/The Thieving Magpie, Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kristina/The Makropoulos Case, Oreste/La Belle Helene, and Kate/Owen Wingrave as well as three world premières: Sarah/Tobias and the Angel and Stewardess /Flight both by Dove, and Judy and Grey Wolf / Baa Baa Black Sheep by Michael Berkeley. Concerts engagements include the BBC Proms, Edinburgh and Cheltenham Festivals, the LPO, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Ann has recorded Mercadante’s Virginia, Ricci’s Corrado d’Altamura, Offenbach’s Vert-Vert and Donizetti’s Parisina with Opera Rara.