Anne Dawson studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (PPRNCM Dis:) after gaining a Scholarship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
She was the winner of the John Ireland Festival Centenary Competition, the Gerald Finzi Song Award, the Prize of the City of s'Hertogenbosch - Holland, the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship.
Anne has performed principal roles with all the major British opera companies and at Amsterdam, Geneva, Lausanne, Frankfurt, Paris, Strasbourg, Maastricht, Potsdam and Vancouver.
Her previous roles include: Angelica ('Orlando'), Euridice ('Orfeo ed Euridice'), Costanza ('Il Sogno di Scipione') Sophie ('Der Rosenkavalier'), Gilda('Rigoletto'), Pamina and First Lady ('Magic Flute'), Susanna and Countess('Marriage of Figaro'), Marguerita ('Faust'), Vixen SharpEars ('Cunning Little Vixen'), Mimi ('La Boheme'), Hero ('Beatrice and Benedict'), Sandrina('La Finta Giardiniera'), Leila ('Les Pecheurs des Perles'), Michaela ('Carmen'), Anne Trulove ('The Rake's Progress'), Mrs Coyle ('Owen Wingrave'), Cecilio ('Lucio Silla'), Ninetta ('Thieving Magpie'), Rosina ('La Finta Semplice'), Tebaldo ('Don Carlo'), Drusilla ('L'incoronazione di Poppea') and Carolina ('Il Matrimonio Segreto').
Anne has also performed with all the major British orchestras and at major concert halls in Great Britain and abroad, performing in concert and recital and with conductors including:
Sir Charles MacKerras, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Charles Groves, Sir Bernard Haitink, Sir Richard Armstrong, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Hickox, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yukka Pekka Saraste, Walter Weller, Maris Jansens, Raymond Leppard.
Anne has also recorded and broadcast extensively on both TV and radio.