The Journey of the Heart
“How do we get to live our dreams regardless of where we're from and what we've been through? With hopes to open a doorway to a new world, I designed The Journey of the Heart as an immersive experience. A self-help fairytale that aims to empower you on your path to your own truth. May you find the freedom and the courage to shine your unique light onto the world.”
— from The Journey of the Heart
"It's a magical adventure that had me laughing, cheering, and crying. This is a book I will read over and over again; it's a real treasure." —HOLLY MORPHEW, best-selling author of Simple Wealth, Founder + CEO of Financial Impact
“The Journey of the Heart is a beautifully illustrated timeless yet modern tale. A metaphor for the journey we are all on, it is a journey of discovery, of hope, and most importantly the heart.” —DWAYNE HILL, award-winning actor, screenwriter, producer
“Anna Cley offers us a poetic dive, full of humanism, into the archetypes that animate our emotions. A deeply moving adventure that will bring you renewed hope.” —OLIVIER LOCKERT, author, founder of humanist hypnosis, founding member of the International Society of Ericksonian Hypnosis
Anna Cley is an artist. A formidable one. Renowned and internationally acclaimed Opera Singer, a talented, beautiful woman with a fascinating ‘bigger than life story’: years of study in opera, intermitted with her studies and career as an aerospace engineer, until she fully embraced her artistic journey. Anna is not afraid of experimenting and breaking the conventional boundaries of genres and styles; that is why she did not hesitate a moment when the opportunity presented itself to work with composer and electronic music artist Ben Cockerham. Anna and Ben were able to find unique chemistry and deeply connected on an artistic level and produce the album ‘Opera En Code.’ Six tracks – available on all the major streaming services – that offer an experience that transcends music. Anna’s powerful voice produces sounds that enfold Ben’s music and continuously emerges and immerses itself through the synthetic notes, sometimes by contrast, sometimes by dissolving itself in it.
I had the honor of meeting Anna on several occasions, and her grace and talent are mesmerizing: she talks about music in a unique and captivating way. Frequencies and waves created by the human voice interact with nature, cosmic harmony, and human emotions. One day she mentioned the fascinating relationship between sound and colors, both made of waves and frequencies, and how deeply they influence our feelings, moods, and behavior. From this charming parallelism, we decided to take it to the next level and work on an experimental photographic project that combines images and sounds, part of a production of which you can enjoy a sneak peek in this article. Anna’s voice and the colors’ spectrum will provide a new, unexpected, musical, and visual experience.
‘Opera En Code’ sends a strong, powerful message to everybody, artists and the public: no matter what challenges life presents us, we can’t lose our faith in ourselves and our abilities, we cannot be afraid of taking chances and experimenting. Daring, and watching our dreams becoming true, is the best feeling in the world. Anna keeps us dreaming. It’s on us to make them happen.
Opera en code
A collaboration between Anna Cley and Ben Cockerham, Opera en code explores the power of downtempo and human voice on the human mind. The 6 tracks take the audience through a cosmic trip about the sudden changes in the world, endless breath and love. Opera en code combines electronic music and opera singing, merging new technology with old tradition to create worlds.
Kovasky | Kollision
Anna Cley and Ben Cockerham started to explore the combination of opera and electronic music for a music and fashion collaboration with designer Minika Ko. From this collaboration, three mystical songs were born: "Origin Story", "The Goddess Lives" and "I'm in a million's people pictures". The songs were released as a part of the album "Kovasky | Kollision".
A world class transformative performance by Mezzo-soprano Anna Cley | EastHampton & 27east
In the title role, mezzo Anna Cley portrayed the strong-willed gypsy with sensual and determined self-confidence; her acting showed absolute conviction with highly musical delivery of text. | The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Ms. Cley is that rare performing artist who possesses both a profound vocal and theatrical intelligence. What Ms. Cley is capable of bringing to the stage can only be described as captivating, magical and genuinely revelatory. | Marc Taslit, Comedian & Founder of Acting Opera
I was immediately struck by her absolute willingness to think outside the box. | Javier Oviedo, Executive Director of Classical Saxophone Project
I was always struck by her very great stage presence, musicality, and capacity to connect immediately with the audience by the force both of her song and dramatic skills. | Mathieu Ferey, Music Director, city of Paris