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Who's Who

Anne Marie Owens - Society President
(Photograph by Julie Kim)


Anne Marie Owens
Born in South Shields, Anne Marie Owens was educated at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Laura Sarti before persuing further study at the National Opera Studio.
She made her professional debut as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and joined English National Opera in 1985.
As one of Britain's leading mezzo-sopranos, Anne Marie Owens has performed for many of the world's great opera companies, including the Royal Opera House Convent Garden, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and New York City Opera.
Anne Marie Owen became our president in 2004.

Honorary Patron

Position Vacant


Christine Alder

Vice Chairman

Position Vacant


Sheenagh Riddle


Eileen Watson


David Murray


Eileen Bown

Patrons' Officer

Kay Atkinson