A GLIMPSE OF ANNA CLEY
An interdisciplinary artist and creative storyteller with a background in music and theater, she authored and illustrated The Journey of the Heart. Anna Cley's body of work revolves around transformation, empowerment, and transcendence.
Before embracing her artistic destiny, Anna had a brief career in rocket science in France, where she was born. She later moved to the USA to perform as an opera singer and to collaborate on new musical works. She made appearances at Carnegie Hall, at the Rockefeller Center, and on the runway of New York Fashion Week.
Cley fosters a strong relationship with nature and wildlife and rejoices in co-creating a better world for tomorrow. She believes that individuals who overcome their limiting beliefs and dare to follow their heart can find true happiness and freedom, allowing them to care more for others and to make the world a better place.
Cley founded Vocalise, a 501(c)(3) organization, to empower children and youth.
The Journey of the Heart
From floating boxes to lifesaving riddles to an enlightened mirror, The Journey of the Heart is a magical tale of two souls who are courageously determined to find a better fate than the one they were born into. Along the way, they learn that their past does not determine their future, and the heart is the only compass they need.Celebrating the universal statement that our own truth is the best treasure of all, The Journey of the Heart is a beautiful reminder that no matter into what circumstances we’re born, our future is ours to write. The Journey of the Heart inspires children and adults alike to look beyond their own circumstances and bravely seek what they rightfully deserve happiness, fulfillment and, of course, love.
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".
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.
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