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Ann Murray

Biography

Ann Murray is among the leading mezzo-sopranos in the worldwide scene. (She actually is not linked to the well-known Canadian well-known music vocalist with an identical name.) The Irish-born vocalist was educated on the Royal Manchester University of Music, where she researched with Frederic Cox. She bases her profession in London, where she sings frequently on the British National Opera as well as the Royal Opera Home, Covent Garden. Using the former she’s sung Charlotte, Rosina, Beatrice, Xerxes, and Ariodante. On the Royal Opera Home she’s sung Cherubino, Dorabella, Rosina, Oktavian, and Donna Elvira and it has been given jobs in the opportunities of brand-new productions of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortiléges; Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos; Mozart’s Idomeneo, Mitridate Rè de Ponto, and Così enthusiast tutte; Rossini’s Moses in Egypt; Wagner’s Götterdämmerung; and Handel’s Alcina and Giulio Cesare. Various other opera homes where she’s appeared will be the main homes of Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin, Zurich, and Cologne, La Monnaie of Brussels, the Opéra de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera of NY, as well as the Chicago Lyric Opera. At La Scala in Milan, she’s sung Donna Elvira, Sextus, Dorabella, and Cherubino beneath the baton of Riccardo Muti. By the end from the hundred years, she was asked to make regular performances on the Vienna Condition Opera, the Bavarian Condition Opera, as well as the Salzburg Celebration. In one or even more of these homes, in addition to many from the roles mentioned previously, she was to sing Oktavian (Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier), Nicklaus in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, as well as the name function of La Cenerentola under such conductors as Maazel, Muti, Levine, Chailly, and Cambreling. She also prepared to sing Maria Stuarda for the British Country wide Opera and Alceste for holland Opera. She’s sung in orchestral concerts numerous main orchestras, like the Orchestre de Paris under Rafael Kubelik, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Wolfgang Sawallisch, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Muti, as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Solti. Her concert looks also include all of the main symphony orchestras from the English Isles under many leading conductors, including both first evenings as well as the last evenings from the BBC Promenade Concerts. She actually is also an esteemed single recitalist. She actually is a founding person in Graham Johnson’s business The Songmakers’ Almanac. She’s sung in the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, and Munich Celebrations, in addition to providing recitals in Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Dresden, Züwealthy, Frankfurt, Madrid, London, Dublin, and Vienna (both Konzerthaus as well as the Musikverein). She’s documented for Hyperion along with other brands in a multitude of music from her concert and recital repertoire in addition to several operas. Included in these are Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas under Harnoncourt, Dorabella under Levine, Cherubino under Muti, Despina under Rattle, Hansel under Colin Davis, Sextus under Harnoncourt, and Donna Elvira under Solti. Her recital recordings consist of tunes of Bizet and Gounod, in addition to entries in Graham Johnson’s total Schubert series.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anne Murray
Profession Actor, Teacher, Singer, Author
Education Mount Saint Vincent University, University of New Brunswick
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Bill Langstroth
Children Dawn Langstroth, William Langstroth
Parents James Carson Murray, Marion Margaret Burke
Siblings Harold Murray, Daniel Murray, Bruce Murray, Stewart Murray, David Murray
Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year, Juno Award for Best Female Artist, Juno Award for Best Country Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Country Single, American Music Award for Favorite Country Video, Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Video Artist
Music Songs You Needed Me, Just Another Woman in Love, Could I Have This Dance, I Just Fall in Love Again, Snowbird, Danny's Song, Broken Hearted Me, Daydream Believer, Nobody Loves Me Like You Do, Now and Forever, A Love Song, You Won't See Me, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Cotton Jenny, Time Don't Run Out on Me, Another Sleepless Night, Make Love to Me, You're a Part of Me, Sing High, Sing Low, Just One Look, A Stranger In My Place, Are You Still in Love With Me, Who's Leaving Who, Son of a Rotten Gambler, Talk It Over In The Morning, I Don't Think I'm Ready For You, This Season Will Never Grow Old, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Song for the Mira, Killing Me Softly With His Song, I Wonder Who's Kissing Him Now, I Still Wish the Very Best For You
Albums Love Song, Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, Let's Keep It That Way, There's a Hippo in My Tub, What a Wonderful World, This Way Is My Way, Country Croonin', Anne Murray / Glen Campbell, New Kind of Feeling, Christmas Wishes, What About Me, Straight, Clean and Simple, Heart over Mind, Honey, Wheat and Laughter, Where Do You Go When You Dream, An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray, Something to Talk About, The Hottest Night of the Year, Anne Murray, Keeping in Touch, Highly Prized Possession, Yes I Do, Talk It Over in the Morning, Harmony, Together, Annie, A Little Good News, You Will, Anne Murray's Greatest Hits, The Best… So Far, Anne Murray's Christmas Album, All of Me, What a Wonderful Christmas, 15 of the Best, Greatest Hits Volume II, A Country Collection, Country, Croonin', I'll Always Love You, Somebody's Waiting, I'll Be Seeing You, As I Am, Danny's Song, What A Wonderful World (26 Inspirational Classics), Special Collection, Amazing Grace: Inspirational Favorites And Classic Hymns, Snowbird
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, Juno Award for Best Produced MOR Album, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Special
Movies Anne Murray in Jamaica, The Anne Murray TV Special: 19th April 1975, Tears Are Not Enough, Dolly Parton & Friends
TV Shows Anne Murray: What a Wonderful Christmas, Country Gold


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#Fact
1 Friends with Ruth Buzzi.
2 Release of her memoirs, "All of Me" by Anne with Michael Posner. [October 2009]
3 Just released "Country Croonin'" (2002); CD of country/pop standards
4 Toronto, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
5 She is of Irish, Scottish, and French descent.
6 Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
7 Her mother, the former Marion Burke, died April 10, 2006, at the age of 92.
8 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
9 Sister of David, Daniel, Harold, Stewart and Bruce Murray. Bruce performed and toured with Anne in the 1980s.
10 After high school, spent a year at Mount Saint Vincent University, a Catholic women's college in Halifax. Next stop was the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where she studied Physical Education.
11 Her daughter, Dawn Langstroth, is a singer, songwriter and recording artist who sometimes recorded with her mother. Dawn has also been battling anorexia.
12 Separated from Bill Langstroth in May, 1998.
13 Daughter of James Carson Murray, a doctor, and Marion Murray, a registered nurse.
14 Two children with Bill Langstroth: son William (born in 1976) and daughter Dawn (born April 16, 1979).
15 Pictured on one of four 52¢ Canadian commemorative postage stamps honoring Canadian Recording Artists, issued 29 June 2007. The other stamps pictured Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
16 She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1975 and the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1984 for her services to music.
17 Was a high school Physical Education teacher before her singing career
18 She has a museum, Anne Murray Centre, dedicated to her in Springhill, Nova Scotia.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orphan Black 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary performer: "Snowbird", "Danny's Song"
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Cotton Jenny"
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 performer: "Snowbird"
Zodiac 2007 performer: "Snowbird"
Dolly Parton & Friends 2007 Video performer: "All I Can Do", "Let Me Be There", "My Wogie Wants to Bogie With You", "Sweet Memories To My Mind Golden Oldies", "Drift Away"
Cold Case 2006 TV Series 1 episode
The Sopranos 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Chicken Tree 1998 Short performer: "Snowbird"
Canadian Bacon 1995 performer: "Snowbird"
Shades of Love: Tangerine Taxi 1988 TV Movie performer: "I JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"
Stick 1985 performer: "I Don't Think I'm Ready for You"
Cannon and Ball 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Urban Cowboy 1980 performer: "Could I Have This Dance"
Saturday Night Live 1976-1980 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978 TV Movie performer: "You Needed Me" - uncredited
Convoy 1978 performer: "Walk Right Back"
Dolly 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Oklahoma Crude 1973 performer: "Send a Little Love My Way"
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2013 TV Series Anne Murray
Dirt 2003 Helen Cambridge
Royal Canadian Air Farce 1997 TV Series Anne and The Queen
Snowden on Ice 1997 TV Movie voice, as Annie Murray
Anatomy of an Illness 1984 TV Movie as Annie Murray
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter 1984 TV Movie Anne Murray (as Annie Murray)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special 1968 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anne Murray Special 1971 TV Movie Herself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Singer
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary Herself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75 2011 TV Special Herself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 TV Mini-Series Herself - Olympic Flagbearer: Opening Ceremony (2010)
The Hour 2009 TV Series Herself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Anne Murray: Friends & Legends 2008 TV Movie Herself
One on One 2008 TV Series Herself
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006 2006 TV Movie Herself
Shakin' All Over! 2006 TV Movie documentary
Monday Report 2005 TV Series Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2000 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1999 TV Series Herself
Intimate Evening with Anne Murray 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 26th Annual Juno Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Life and Times 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The 25th Annual Juno Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Host
Classic Christmas 1995 Video documentary Herself
Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary 1994 TV Movie Herself
The Women of Country 1993 TV Movie Herself
Anne Murray 1991 Video short Herself
Christmas in Washington 1991 TV Movie Herself
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Herself
23rd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Co-Host
The Home Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Christmas in Aspen 1988 TV Special Herself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Herself
The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 TV Movie Herself
Tears Are Not Enough 1985 Documentary
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
Anne Murray: The Sounds of London 1985 TV Movie Herself - Host / Performer
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds 1984 TV Movie Herself
Winter Carnival in Quebec 1984 TV Movie Herself - Host / Performer
Salute! 1983 TV Series Herself
The Eddie Rabbit Special 1983 TV Movie Herself
Solid Gold 1983 TV Series Herself
Caribbean Cruise 1983 TV Movie Herself - Host / Performer
17th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Country Comes Home 1982 TV Special
The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 TV Special Herself
A Special Anne Murray Christmas 1981 TV Movie Herself
Cannon and Ball 1981 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Val Doonican Music Show 1981 TV Series Herself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself
Lena 1981 TV Series Herself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years 1980 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1980 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Muppet Show 1980 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1980 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host / Herself
Perry Como's Christmas in New Mexico 1979 TV Special Herself
Johnny Cash Christmas 1979 TV Movie Herself
Juke Box Saturday Night 1979 TV Movie Herself
13th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
A Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978 TV Movie Herself
Mickey's 50 1978 Documentary Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Herself
Everyday 1978 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1972-1978 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Herself
Ladies' Night 1978 TV Movie Herself - Host
Dolly 1977 TV Series Herself
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday 1975 TV Movie Herself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1975 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 TV Special Herself
The Smothers Brothers Show 1975 TV Series Herself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Presenter
In Concert 1974 TV Series Herself
Today 1974 TV Series Herself
Dean Martin Presents Music Country 1973 TV Series Herself
The Helen Reddy Show 1973 TV Series Herself
Musikladen 1973 TV Series Herself
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1972 TV Series Herself
Hits à gogo 1972 TV Series Herself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 1970-1972 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Herself
Make Your Own Kind of Music! 1971 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Favorite Love Songs 2016 TV Movie Herself
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs 2015 TV Movie Herself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Herself
Dolly Parton & Friends 2007 Video Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bravo Profiles 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Herself
The Wayne and Shuster Years 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on June 25, 1980 at 1750 Vine Street


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#Quote
1 [on the end of her run of hit records] It's not great when it happens. It's like looking in the mirror and seeing you have an old lady's neck. You just have to maintain a sense of humor. [The Arizona Republic, May 10, 1998]
2 I was in bare feet when we got married. It was great. [When the photographer backed into some candles] He had on a polyester suit and, boy, did it ever go up in flames. We had to break off the ceremony and push him our of the house and roll him around in the backyard to put out the flames. It was quite an wedding.
3 In those days people were constantly trying to change me into a glamor baby. I remember having to wear white boots on 'Wayne and Shuster'. I didn't like them. They made me look like Nancy Sinatra, and I didn't want to look like her. I wanted my hair short, but everyone wanted me to have long hair. I fought twenty-five years for my short hair. But in time, I smartened up and realized I at least had to put on some nice clothes.
4 I was conscious about everything at the beginning. I got over my shyness, but I still don't like cocktail parties. Early on, everybody wanted a piece of me. They were just grabbing at me on the one hand and looking down their noses at me on the other. I thought, 'Get me the hell out of here.' I was much better off in the United States because there they don't care where you're from.
5 You know, I ain't hurtin' to be a star.
6 Some of of the guys in my early years were into drugs and booze until I finally woke up to what was going on. We used to go through Chicago airport with these guys and I'd be scared to death. If we were there for more than an hour, almost all of them would get pissed. You never knew when you got to the boarding gate who was going to be in what kind of shape. It was horrible.


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