A native of Berlin, Anja Silja started her vocal studies already at the age of six. At the age of 10, she gave her first concert at the Titania-Palast in Berlin, and many other concerts followed at home and abroad. She made her stage début in Brunswick at the age of sixteen as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and in 1960 sang Senta at Bayreuth, followed by a series of Wagnerian rôles there and in other major houses.
From the beginning of her career, Anja Silja sang a large repertoire from the coloratura soprano to highly dramatic rôles, including the Queen of the Night, Elektra, Salome, Turandot, Ariadne, Isolde, Brünnhilde, Zerbinetta, Konstanze, Fiordiligi, Leonore, Santuzza, Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Renata in The Fiery Angel, Cassandra, Medea, Lulu, Marie in Wozzeck, and many others. Her international career continues with a series of major rôles in leading opera houses. Anja Silja has worked with famous conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Pierre Boulez, Sylvain Cambreling, André Cluytens, Andrew Davies, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Otto Klemperer, Hans Knappertsbusch, Jan Latham-König, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Ferdinand Leitner, Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Michael Schönwandt, Sir Georg Solti and Franz Welser-Möst. Anja Silja has a large repertoire of recordings, and made her début as an opera producer in Brussels with Lohengrin.
Anja Silja Performer 2008 release, a live album from the UK Alt-Metal band recorded at Freakscene, Exeter in November of 2004. Hundred Reasons burst onto the scene in 2000 when they won the prestigious Best New Band Award at the Kerrang! Awards. Live At Freakscene captures them back at one of their favorite venues and includes the hit singles 'If I Could', 'What You Get' and 'Silver' alongside the new track 'No Pretending'. Snapper Classics.
This six CD set contains the most important sections of key Operas through history. 100 Best Opera Classics is the companion to last years 100 Best Classics. From Mozart's 'Les Noces De Figaro' to Verdi's 'La Traviata' this collection has you covered. EMI Classsics. 2005.
Voted top "Musical Artist" of 2004 by PBS, Andre Rieu is one of Holland's most accomplished conductors and musicians. LOVE SONGS is a collection Rieu's most romantic songs, performed all over Europe. The world's most breathtaking locales provide the perfect setting for Rieu's ...