Ms. Anna Cley is an internationally recognized mezzo-soprano. She made several appearances in recent years at Carnegie Hall in NYC and at The Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston. She has also performed for the Lincoln Center, with the Mendelssohn Glee Club, the Classical Saxophone Project orchestra, the New Asia Chamber Music Society, and at the Symphony Space in NYC, with the Commonwealth Lyric Theater, the ensemble Opalescences in France, the Cortot concert hall in Paris, for the Mairie de Paris, and for the Artenetra festival. Her credits include Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Il Tabarro, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, Wagner’s Die Walküre, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Rubinstein's The Demon, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, and Bizet's Carmen.
In 2014, she founded her company “Souffle d’Or” to provide a lyrical music experience to those unfamiliar with this kind of events. In 2015, she recorded a CD of operatic arias for the book-cd “Art & Aesthetics” written by Dr. Benedict Beckeld and published by French label Lux Classic. In 2017, she was a judge for the International singing competition 'The Featured' held in New York. In March 2018, her first music video “Destinée - Follow Your Dreams” was released: the singer and the lead actress, she wrote the lyrics and directed the project. The muse of designer Minika Ko, Anna has worked in the fashion industry for designers and photographers. She has recorded “Origin Story”, “The Goddess Lives” and “I’m in a million people’s pictures” with composer Ben Cockerham in an album that was released in August 2019.
Her coaching expertise has been valued by opera companies. Trained in hypnosis, with a deep understanding of the human being and of the vocal instrument, Anna realized that her technique could be applied to any individual willing to develop their self-confidence, and deliver their message into the world. Anna has recently been recognized by the Association of Transformational Leaders and became on of their members.
Amazed by the miracle of life, Anna is dedicated to charitable projects. She has been volunteering in children’s hospitals in Paris with “Main dans la Main” and in NYC with “Sing For Hope”. She has also been supporting "Mission Be" to help children thrive through mindfulness. In Paris, Anna has been an ambassador of ANICA which defends animal rights. Anna is now an ambassador of Veterinarians International and recently performed a world class transformative experience at One Health gala.
Ms. Cley founded VOCALISE this year. Through the creation of beautiful musical journeys that uplift the soul, the charity strives to instill hope, courage, strength and self-respect into children impacted by trauma in a way that frees and empowers them to walk into a brighter future.