Anke Hoeppner-Ryan

Anke holds a Master’s degree in Performance from the Hanns Eisler Conservatorium in Berlin and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Awards include first prize in the Hanns-Eisler Liederwettbewerb, best vocal Graduate in the German Democratic Republic, Bayreuth Stipendium in 1993, and Helpman Award for her lead role as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly. Anke’s operatic repertoire includes the title roles of Turandot, Tosca, Minni in La Fanciulla del West, Madama Butterfly, Iphigénie en Tauride, Jenufa, Fidelio; Mimi in La Boheme, Procne in The Love of the Nightingale, Emilia Marty in Vĕc Makropulos, Foreign Princess in Rusalka, Lucretia Janz in Batavia, Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann, Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fata Morgana in The Love For Three Oranges, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, the Hexe in Hänsel und Gretel, Gerhilde and 3rd Norn in Der Ring des Nibelungen. Anke performed at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Berlin, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, the West Australian Opera, the State Opera of South Australia, the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater, the Neue Opernbühne Berlin, the Otono Festival in Madrid, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and the Perth International Arts Festival. Concert engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Verdi Requiem and Salome with the Orchestra of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Liederabende with songs of Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Schönberg, Zemlinsky, and Dvorák in the London Opera Festival, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Melbourne International Music Festival; the Brahms Requiem with the Schleswig-Holsteinisch Symphony Orchestra, the Mozart Requiem in the Berliner Philharmonie, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holsteinisch Symphony Orchestra, and Marie in excerpts from Berg’s Wozzeck with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Halle. Anke is currently lecturing in voice and opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Classical Vocals

Contemporary Vocals (Choirs, Pop and Musical Theatre)


String Instruments and Instrumental Ensembles

Wind Instruments