Anne Basinski, Soprano, is currently on the faculty of the University of Montana, where she teaches voice in both the Music and Drama/Dance Departments. She is also director of the Opera Theater. Her graduate degrees are from Indiana University, and professional credits include operatic roles with the Indianapolis Opera, the Ohio Light Opera and the Intermountain Opera of Bozeman, where she was seen as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and the Rimrock Opera of Billings, where she sang Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. She has been a featured soloist with Montana orchestras, including the Glacier Orchestra and Chorale, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the Butte Symphony and the Bozeman Symphony, in such works as Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem, the Vivaldi Gloria, Vaughan-Williams' Sea Symphony and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. She has been heard in recital at the Butte Mother Lode Theater, and at St. Timothy's Summer Festival, and as the soprano soloist for the "Rolling Requiem" performances of the Mozart Requiem in memoriam of September 11. She has also taught the Von Trapp children, great-grandchildren of the Captain Von Trapp of Sound of Music fame. She produced their debut CD (The Von Trapp Children, Vol I).
In February 05, Ms. Basinski debuted with the Helena Symphony and Chorale in Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate and his Coronation Mass, and she returns this December for the soprano solos in Handel's Messiah.
Ms. Basinski performed in Arthur Nevin's Poia, on the Blackfeet legend of Scarface, which was a signature event for the Lewis & Clark centennial celebration in Great Falls in July 2005. She also revised the original libretto for the performances. Most recently, Ms. Basinski was the soprano soloist for the Northwest Mahler Festival in Seattle, where she was heard in Barber's Prayers of Kierkegaard, and Mahler's Symphony No. 2