Hailed by critics as a “force of nature,” soprano Anna Hersey is a noted expert on Scandinavian vocal literature and diction. She was a Fulbright scholar at Kungliga Musikhgskolan in Stockholm and conducted research at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium. Hersey’s articles have been published in the Journal of Singing, VOICEPrints, and The Opera Journal, and her translations have been published by Carnegie Hall. Her first book, Scandinavian Song: A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Diction and Repertoire is available from Rowman & Littlefield. Recent performances have been sponsored by Finlandia Foundation, American Scandinavian Foundation, Sons of Norway, The Lief Eriksson International Festival, and The Grieg Society. She holds master’s degrees in performance and musicology from the University of Minnesota, and a DMA from the University of Miami, and pursued advanced studies at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. She is the newly appointed assistant professor of voice at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.