Anne Nispel Instructor of Voice (Soprano)


  • Vocal Arts

520 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-0870


Soprano Anne Nispel is an instructor of voice at the Michigan State University College of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music from Wittenberg University, a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan.

In a review of her New York recital debut, The New York Times stated: "Ms. Nispel has... a clear, attractive timbre, ample power and a good command of languages. She also has a fine sense of style... She sang with... crisp articulation and careful shading. [Her singing] had a charged, dramatic quality, and the soprano brought a silky sensuousness to... Poulenc's Courte Paille."

Since her highly acclaimed debut, Nispel has achieved national prominence in opera, concert and recital. She has performed more than 30 leading roles with opera companies throughout the United States, including Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera, Mississippi Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Portland Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Company of Mid-Michigan, Chattanooga Opera, Dayton Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Toledo Opera, among others.

Dubbed the "quintessential soubrette" by the Virginia Press, Nispel is noted for her interpretations of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Adele in Die Fledermaus.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Nispel debuted at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist in the Fauré Requiem. She has appeared as guest soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Festival Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She made her Canadian debut in a series of concerts at Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec. Nispel, in conjunction with baritone Harlan Jennings, and pianist James Wilhelmsen, has recently released “Crosslights of British and French Song,” the second CD in their Crosslights Series.