Canadian soprano Anisa Kureishi began her music studies with piano at the age of four and with the oboe at age eight. At age twelve, she began classical voice training. In 2009, Anisa Kureishi was selected to perform Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with conductor Darrell Ang for the President and Prime Minister of Singapore in the President’s Young Performer Concert. Later in 2009, she performed as a soloist at the opening of the Singapore Resorts World Sentosa. In 2013, she was a prize winner at the Lotte Lehmann Woche in Perleberg, Germany, and continued voice studies with the Artistic Director, Angelo Raciti, in Berlin.
In 2019, she completed a BA degree in philosophy and physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. During undergraduate studies at Harvard University, she debuted the role of Zorah in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore with the Harvard Gilbert and Sullivan Players during the 2015/16 season. In 2021, she debuted the role of the Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and appeared as a soloist with the Thüringer Symphony Orchestra Saalfeld-Rudolstadt. In May 2023, she will debut the role of Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen with the New York-based Teatro Grattacielo in Heraklion, Greece and in July 2023, the roles of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata with the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Caltagirone, Italy.
Anisa Kureishi has had the privilege of taking lessons with renowned stage performers such as Mary Mills, Janet Williams, Giacomo Aragall, KS Karen Armstrong, Julie Kaufmann, Sylvia Greenberg, Graciela Araya, and Friedemann Röhling over the course of her music studies.