Department of Music

Anne Duraski

Anne Duraski

106 Goodwin Music Building
(334) 844-4165

BM - Auburn University, Music Education and Applied Voice

MM - University of Alabama

ANNE DURASKI has had a long and varied career in the arts as an educator, a professional Mezzo-Soprano, a  producer of opera, operetta and musical theatre and an advocate for arts organizations.

Mrs. Duraski made her American operatic debut with the New Orleans Opera singing the role of "Inez" in Verdi's Il Trovatore.  Her European debut came the same year when she sang "Cherubino" in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Rome Festival Opera.  Mrs. Duraski's operatic career has spanned 30 years and included international engagements as leading lyric mezzo-soprano in both the Operanhaus Zurich* and the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheatre in Flensburg, Germany.  In the United States she has sung with opera companies in New York, Miami, St Louis, Atlanta, Sarasota and Birmingham.  Her most recent operatic appearance was with the Mobile Opera singing the role of "Suzuki" in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Mrs. Duraski also founded and developed the LaGrange Lyric Theatre in LaGrange, Georgia.  For thirteen years this company produced educational opera programs, fully stage operas and operettas, and musical theatre productions.

Mrs.  Duraski serves as an instructor of Voice and co-opera director of the Opera Workshop in the Auburn University Department of  Music.  

Last Updated: February 06, 2017