Anna Prohaska has drawn comparison with Anna Netrebko and other leading sopranos, owing to the beauty, warmth, and power of her voice. Indeed, critics noted the ravishing character of Prohaska's tone, from its secure and potent upper notes to its dark middle register and her seemingly effortless manner of delivery. She sings an extensive range of operatic roles and her concert and recital repertoire is equally broad. Prohaska was born into a musical family in Neu-Ulm, Germany, in 1983. Her great-grandfather, Carl Prohaska, was a respected composer, and her grandfather was conductor Felix Prohaska; her mother and her brother Daniel are singers, and her father an opera director. Raised in Vienna, Anna began piano and ballet lessons at age six. At 11, she and her family moved to Berlin, and she began vocal studies at 14 with conductor ...
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