Born in Austria, Anokï von Arx began her musical education at the Regional Conservatory for Music in the Province of Styria, where she learned the violin. Fascinated by the theatre, she studied at the School of Dramatic Art and the Dance Academy in Berlin.

After a career as a dancer in international productions she settled in Paris and took a passionate interest in lyric art, studying singing under Nikita Storojev, Nadine Denize, Pali Marinov and Christine Schweitzer. She became a student of Bernhard Lang, Conductor of the Mannheim Opera, and attended several master classes given by Sebastian Vitucci (Vienna), Carol Baggott Forte (Toronto) and Rolf A. Scheider (Düsseldorf). Her regular voice coach in Paris was Bohumir Vachal of the Prague Opera.

She began her stage appearances in Mozart’s Magic Flute and sang the role of Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte under the direction of Henri-Claude Fantapié. Other roles followed, including Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana under the direction of Ignacio Jarquin.

She received invitations to Germany, Austria, Spain and France, where she performed as a soloist in religious works, especially Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiems and Pergolese’s Stabat Mater.

In Paris in 2004, with the aim of making opera accessible to young people, she founded Voix Lactées, a lyric and drama company in which she regularly performed, in particular as part of the lyric pieces La Scopa and Les spaghettis sont trop cuits.

Recently she could be heard in Paris in the role of Zefka in Leo Janáček's opera The Diary of one who disappeared, and in Dvořak’s Gypsy Melodies, directed by artist Isabelle Vorle.

This multi-disciplinary production, combining music, song, film and plastic arts, represents the beginning of a series of lyric creations. The one-woman-show trilogy entitled La Diva, Women, how they Love and Live and Diva and Thanatos is regularly performed in the Aldiana-Hotel Cyprus, as well as Viva la Diva with the French tenor Mark Archaimbauld.

Among her further projects is the première of a contemporary opera Lilith, based on a libretto by Marko Pajević and directed by the choreographer Anna Schrefl, in which she will assume the title role next season; and she will sing the role of the oracle in an opera for three women, written by Christina Batman and composed by Olivier Slabiak (Les Yeux Noirs).

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