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Ann Toomey

About this Artist

American soprano Ann Toomey is a former member of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, a 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions national semifinalist, and 2019 Richard F. Gold Career Grant recipient. Recently, she made her European debut, to critical acclaim, performing the title role in Suor Angelica at the Berlin Philharmonie, under the baton of Kirill Petrenko.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include Woglinde in Das Rheingold with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Meg Page in Sir John in Love as well as a crossover recital at Bard SummerScape, and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Glyndebourne Festival.

In recent seasons, Toomey sang the title role of Tosca with Sarasota Opera, Opera Naples, and Livermore Valley Opera, the Witch in Into the Woods with Tulsa Opera, Ortlinde in Act III of Die Walküre with Detroit Opera, Lady Billows in Albert Herring with the Princeton Festival, the title role in Die Kathrin with the Chicago Folks Operetta, and returned to Wolf Trap Opera to perform the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah.

During the 2018/19 season, she performed as Musetta in La bohème with Lyric Opera of Chicago, completing her three-year residency with the Ryan Opera Center. She debuted at Lyric Opera of Chicago as First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and was also seen as the Fifth Maid in Elektra.

Ann Toomey is a native of Detroit and currently lives in Chicago.