Raised in Issaquah, WA, soprano Anya Matanovic made her professional debut as Mimì in Baz Luhrmann's widely acclaimed production of La bohème in 2004 at the Los Angeles Ahmanson Theater. Other roles include Mary Warren in The Crucible, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Marzelline in Fidelio and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel.

Ms. Matanovic has been a member of the prestigious apprentice program at the Santa Fe Opera, where she sang the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute in 2006 and received the Judith Raskin Memorial Award. After her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, she was a young artist with Seattle Opera, where she sang the roles of Serpina in La Serva Padrona, Flora in The Turn of the Screw and Nannetta in Falstaff.

Concert appearances have included the Hoku Concert series on the Big Island in Hawaii, Sun Valley Opera, and the Music of Remembrance in Seattle. She made her New York City Opera debut in the 2007-08 season as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and will make her international debut as Musetta with the New Israeli Opera in 2009. Upcoming company debuts also include Gretel and Nannetta at Opera Cleveland, and Nannetta with Seattle Opera in 2010.