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On stage, Anaïs Naharro-Murphy has one singular goal: to move those that have come to be moved. Whenever she performs she transforms and her voice, at once both soulful and tender, comes alive. Her performances have been called ‘stunning’ (the cultural critic), her voice full of ‘purity and charm’ (opera news). In addition to performing, Anaïs believes it is her mission to bring classical music to the masses; she considers herself part of a new generation who believes the genre should be more inclusive.  


It is for this reason she (co)created ENAensemble, a ‘group of passionate musicians telling stories and incubating the next generation of music and theater’. While serving as Artistic Director, ENAensemble has produced various shows for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Philly Theatre Week such as The Propaganda Machine Show, chasing the moon, and Between in addition to their Serial Opera and Musical Series Projects at the Department of Music of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Anaïs takes music very seriously and believes that teaching is an integral part of musicians' legacy and a necessary gift to pass on to future generations. She taught at various programs such as Opera Philadelphia’s Sounds of Learning, Bright Lights Music Academy and the Paul Michael School of Music. In addition, she was part of the administrative team of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ORCHkids. When teaching, she strives for authenticity and creativity; challenging students to tell their own stories, which she believes enables them to find their own voice.


In 2013 Anaïs made her professional debut as Countess Ceprano/Page in Verdi's Rigoletto with Baltimore Lyric Opera while still pursuing her undergraduate studies. Since then she has gone on to perform with various companies, most recently as a Young Artist with OperaDelaware singing The Plaintiff in Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury. With OperaDelaware, she has also sung Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's Suor Angelica. Other highlights include The Director in Kassof's Greenland with ENAensemble and Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte with the Concert Opera of Philadelphia. In addition to opera Anaïs has sung with the The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Symphonic Choir and the Princeton Singers.

Anaïs was born in Baltimore, Maryland. While going to Baltimore City College she took up choir, where she met Dr. Hall, who awakened what would be a lifelong passion and helped her find her voice. Another person who was instrumental in her journey was composer and mentor Carlos José Martínez Fernández, who convinced her to pursue a career in music. She went on to study Voice Performance, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University, before getting her Master’s degree at Temple University. She is now based in Europe, taking up residence in Amsterdam.








2019 - 2020 

February 2020

Bowerbird, Schubertiad at the Philadelphia Ethical Society


December 2019

The Glorious Sounds of Christmas with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center 


The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Soloist in A Feast of Carols


October 2019

The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil 


ENAensemble, Narrator & producer of Refuge at the Embassy of Spain, D.C. 


Musical Itineraries of the 1939 Spanish Republican Exiles in the Americas, World premiere recitals of songs by Martínez Fernández at the Mexican Cultural Institute of D.C. and Wabash College 


September 2019

ENAensemble, Producer of Between with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, World premiere of Kassof's Ganymede 5

2018 - 2019

June 2019

MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, Starry Night Opera at Freeman Arts Pavilion 


April/May 2019

The Plaintiff in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and Ginsburg (cover) in Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg with OperaDelaware and Baltimore Concert Opera 


March 2019

 OperaDelaware, Young Artists: Make a Scene


February 2019

 ENAensemble, Producer & performer of chasing the moon, Philadelphia Theatre Week

December 2018

The Glorious Sounds of Christmas with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center


The Princeton Singers, Soloist and chorister in A Rose in Winter 


November 2018

Fauré Requiem, Soloist with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Choir of Chestnut Hill


The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, American Stories- I Believe, World premiere of Dilworth’s Credo


September 2018

ENAensemble, Producer & performer in the U.S. premiere of Kassof’s Greenland in The Propaganda Machine Show


August 2018

Capilla Pérez-Gaya, Revival and premiere recordings of works by Pérez-Gaya


April/May 2018 

The Princeton Singers, Make Our Garden Grow 


Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with OperaDelaware

March 2018

The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Beethoven/Shaw, World premiere of Shaw’s Seven Joys 


February 2018

Temple New Music Ensemble, Guest artist in final premiere of Litt’s Wind Rose 


December 2017

Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire (excerpts), Guest artist with conTemplum Series at Temple University 


October 2017

Diary of a Newlywed Poet, U.S. premiere recital of songs by Martínez Fernández at the Embassy of Spain, D.C. 

The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Soloist and chorister in Voice of a War 


September 2017

Amadeus Live with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center

2016 - 2017

August 2017 

World premiere of Diary of a Newlywed Poet by Martínez Fernández, Casino of Llanes


July 2017

Residency at St. Paul’s Cathedral of London with St. Paul’s Church of Chestnut Hill 

May 2017

OperaDelaware, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle 


Temple New Music Ensemble, Folksongs, music by Berio and Rands 


March 2017

Oseletto selvaggio, Recital on birds in vocal literature, Temple University


Temple New Music Ensemble, World premiere of Kassof’s Reflection and second premiere of Litt’s Wind Rose 


December 2016

Theatricalized Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Temple University’s Beyond the Notes


Schumann’s Dichterliebe,  Temple University


Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center


November 2016

Madame Herz in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor with Temple Opera


October 2016

Temple New Music Ensemble, Currier’s Vocalissimus 

2015 - 2016

August 2016

 ¿Se equivocó la paloma?  Recital, Casino of Llanes



 Verdi’s Falstaff with OperaDelaware and Baltimore Concert Opera


 Lucio Cinna in Mozart’s Lucio Silla with Temple Opera


February 2016

 Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Philadelphia Concert Opera 


January 2016

Amherst Early Music Winter Weekend Workshop, works by Händel and Carrissimi 


November 2015

Stage Manager for Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Temple Opera 



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