Performance Year: 2015, 2017
Rising mezzo-soprano Angela Brower was raised in Arizona and studied at Arizona State University and Indiana University. In addition to earning several awards and prizes during her studies, she performed at the Glimmerglass Opera as a part of the 2008 Young American Artists Program. From there she was invited into the Junges Ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera where she was a member from 2008 to 2010. Her portrayal of Dorabella (Così fan tutte) earned her particular attention on the main stage of the National Theater.
She is ending her final season as a member of the ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera and is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Munich Festival Prize. In the 2011–12 season she made a triumphant role debut as Nicklausse in the company’s new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann alongside Rolando Villazón and Diana Damrau. In recent seasons she has also sung at San Francisco Opera, Klagenfurt, the New National Theatre in Tokyo and the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. The past few months have found her performing with the Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival and Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome.
Angela made her first recording in 2013 appearing as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Seguin. The recording was released by Deutsche Grammophon in summer 2013 to much critical acclaim.