The English soprano, Anne Pashley, studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
Anne Pashley took part as sprinter in 1956 Olympic Games, at Melbourne, Australia. She made her stage debut in 1959 with Handel Opera Society in Semele. She made her debut at Glyndebourne Festival in 1962 as the 2nd Boy in Die Zauberflöte, and at Covent Garden in 1965 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She also sang with the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, at Edinbourgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, and with leading orchestras. Foreign engagements led her to France, Germany. Portugal, Spain, Belgium Italy and Israel. She sang leading roles in 8 BBC TV operas and numerous radio broadcasts. In 1970 she appeared with the New Opera Company in London in the British premiere of Paul Hindemith's Cardillac.
Recordings include: La Morte de Cléopâtre by Berlioz; Magnificat (BWV 243) by J.S. Bach, Albert Herring and Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten.
Anne Pashley is married with Jack Irons, and has a son and a daughter. Hobbies: winemaking, table tennis, tennis, art collecting, interior design. Membership: Equity. Contribution to: The Listener.