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Annie Pennies, mezzo-soprano

The New York Times reported, “…Annie Pennie ssang her role with an alluring mischievousness.” Her generous mezzo and dramatic intensity make her a unique and arresting presence on stage. Noted for her dynamic crossover versatility, she is a true singing actress. As a classical singer, roles include the title role in Carmen and Meg in Falstaff with the Rome Opera Festival, Hänsel in Hänsel and Gretel for Pacific Opera’s Encore Performances, La Principessa in Opera Oggi NY’s Suor Angelica and Forester’s Wife in NYC-based One World Symphony’s A Cunning Little Vixen. Most recently she sang the roles of Atalanta in Xerxes and Mrs. Nolan in The Medium with the Las Cruces Symphony. Annie played Doralee in 9 to 5 and the title role in Aida, both with the acclaimed UTEP Dinner Theatre. Other musical theater credits include Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Foster Wilson (Annie Get Your Gun), and Cinderella (Into the Woods) in Tokyo, Japan! Annie originated the role of Cecilia Gallerani in the world premiere and European tour of Caterina’s Son. She is a co-creator of an original cabaret, Bite of the Apple, which continues to tour today.