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Ana Silvera
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Ana Silvera is a contemporary London born singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by many musical styles, but is perhaps best described as an English version of 'Nouvelle Chanson'[1] or 'New Chanson'[2] shown both in the intense poeticism of her lyrics, and her classical piano style.

Ana Silvera is operatically trained, and appeared with the English National Opera and also at the Royal Opera House when she was a teenager. She is currently collaborating with New York based producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson)[3], London-based producer Ray Singer (also her non-blood uncle), violinist/arranger Maxim Moston (Antony & the Johnsons, Keren Ann, Rufus Wainwright)[4], and Jeff Langston (Antony and the Johnsons, Hercules and Love Affair)[5]

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Career history

Previously, Ana Silvera has worked with producer Tony Platt[6] who has produced artists such as Bob Marley, AC/DC and more recently jazzers Clare Teal and Soweto Kinch[7]. She has also played keyboard and sang backing vocals with alt-folk singer, Yo Zushi. Silvera has performed and/or been played on radio stations including XFM, Resonance FM and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire[8]

Biography

Ana Silvera is from Syrian/Irish descent.

She is operatically trained, and has performed solo roles with the English National Opera including Königskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck, (broadcast live on BBC Radio 3) as well as appearing at the Royal Opera House when she was a teenager. She is related to the actress Carmen Silvera.[9]

Ana Silvera has performed within the London area, as well as having held a residency at Berlin's Café Harlem.[10]

Musical style

Ana Silvera often writes through personas, sometimes historical or fictional , such as Biblical figure Salome, Heloise (of Heloise and Abelard fame) or Nadezhda Mandelstam[11], wife of Osip Mandelstam. Accordingly, her lyrics are quite literary in style, and she is therefore included in the new clutch of singers who cite literary sources and classical styles of playing as their primary reference points. Her voice ranges from very deep and jazzy to high and pure. She also plays piano, citar and guitar.

In performance, she has played covers of Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and Britney Spears's "Womanizer". She has also written a song inspired by the life of Coco Chanel called 'Notes from an Opera'.

Discography

Solo albums

  • 2006 Live at West Road Concert Hall (OT Records)

Collaborations

  • 2007 Notes for Holy Larceny Yo Zushi (Pointy Records)
  • 2005 What You Are from "Bar Lounge Classics" - Silvera and Blenn (BMG Germany)
  • 2004 Science of Ecstasy - Galaxy (Chillcode Records)
  • 2002 Unify - Electric Universe - Guest Vocals (Spritzone Records)

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External links


Ana Silvera is a contemporary alternative London born singer-songwriter, known for the intense poeticism of her lyrics, and her classical piano style.

Ana Silvera is operatically trained, and appeared with the English National Opera and also at the Royal Opera House when she was a teenager. She has collaborated with New York based producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson)[1], renowned London-based producer Ray Singer, violinist/arranger Maxim Moston (Antony & the Johnsons, Keren Ann, Rufus Wainwright)[2], and Jeff Langston (Antony and the Johnsons, Hercules and Love Affair)[3]

Currently she is working on a series of choral arrangements to be performed at the Roundhouse, London in 2011.

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Career history

Previously, Ana Silvera has worked with producer Tony Platt[4] who has produced artists such as Bob Marley, AC/DC and more recently jazzers Clare Teal and Soweto Kinch[5]. She has also played keyboard and sang backing vocals with alt-folk singer, Yo Zushi. Silvera has performed and/or been played on radio stations including BBC Radio 3, BBC Wales, XFM and Resonance FM.

Biography

Ana Silvera is from Syrian/Irish descent.

She is operatically trained, and has performed solo roles with the English National Opera including Königskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck, (broadcast live on BBC Radio 3) as well as appearing at the Royal Opera House when she was a teenager. She is related to the actress Carmen Silvera.[6]

Ana Silvera has performed within the London area, as well as having held a residency at Berlin's Café Harlem.[7]

Musical style

Ana Silvera often writes through personas, sometimes historical or fictional , such as Biblical figure Salome, Heloise (of Heloise and Abelard fame) or Nadezhda Mandelstam[8], wife of Osip Mandelstam. Accordingly, her lyrics are quite literary in style, and she is therefore included in the new clutch of singers who cite literary sources and classical styles of playing as their primary reference points. Her voice ranges from very deep and rich to high and pure. She also plays piano and guitar.

In performance, she has played covers of Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" and Britney Spears's "Womanizer". She has also written a song inspired by the life of Coco Chanel called 'Notes from an Opera'.

Discography

Singles

  • 2010 Hometown as limited edition 7" vinyl and on itunes
  • 2010 Hometown official video directed by Ryan Foregger
  • 2010 Letter from New York available on itunes

Solo albums

  • 2006 Live at West Road Concert Hall (OT Records)

Collaborations

  • 2007 Notes for Holy Larceny Yo Zushi (Pointy Records)
  • 2005 What You Are from "Bar Lounge Classics" - Silvera and Blenn (BMG Germany)
  • 2004 Science of Ecstasy - Galaxy (Chillcode Records)
  • 2002 Unify - Electric Universe - Guest Vocals (Spritzone Records)

References

External links








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