ABOUT ANGEL


Californian soprano Angel Blue's voice has been recognized for its shining and agile upper register, "smoky" middle register, and beautiful timbre. She has performed internationally and won numerous awards.

In the 2008/2009 season, Angel made her debut with the San Francisco Opera Company as Clara in Porgy and Bess, she was the featured soloist with the Valdosta Symphony in Valdosta, Georgia where she sang the soprano role in Arthur Honegger's King David and also performed scenes from La Traviata (Violetta) with the combined Korean & German Symphony Orchestra in Seoul and Busan, Korea. In the 2009/2010 season she was a featured soloist with the Riverside Philharmonic, the Adrian Symphony in Adrian, Michigan, Giro Italia tour with Rossini specialist Alberto Zedda throughout Italy, Madrilenos por Haiti concert with La Orquesta Clasica de Espana in Madrid, Spain, A Gala Evening with Thomas Hampson in Budapest, Hungary and made her debut at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia as Micaela in Carmen opposite Marcelo Alvarez and Elina Garanca conducted by Zubin Mehta. In the 2010/2011 season she sang with the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, the American Youth Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, and Theatre an der Wien in Wien, Austria.

Miss Blue was a finalist in Operalia 2009, receiving 1st place in the Zarzuela competition, and 2nd place in the Opera competition. Angel was honored to be a part of the 17th Annual Verbier Festival in Verbier, Switzerland where she sang in an "Operalia Tribute" Concert sponsored by Rolex in July 2010. She has also received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions, A.E.I.O.U Italian Educators Vocal Competition, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Emerging Young Entertainers Award, and the Redlands Bowl Competition. In 2011 she was on tour with Placido Domingo opening the Kaufmann Center in Kansas City, Missouri, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, and concerts in Beijing, China as well as Zagreb, Croatia. In 2012 Angel sang die Dritte Norn in Oper Frankfurt's production of Götterdämmerung with Sebastian Weigle conducting, Giulietta in Hoffmann Erzählungen in Wien, Austria, Clara in Porgy and Bess in Concert with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Upcoming engagements for Angel in 2013/14 include; Musetta in La Boheme with the English National Opera, American Lulu (Lulu) at the Bregenz and Edinburgh Festivals and the Young Vic, London with the Opera Group and Scottish Opera, a recital with the Rosenblatt Recital Series at Wigmore Hall, Verdi's Greatest Hits with the Santa Barbara Symphony, debut with the Festival Cultural Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Alamos, Mexico, the Verdi Requiem with the Cincinnati Symphony, AIDS-Gala Düsseldorf, and a debut at the Chicago Lyric Opera.

Blue received a Masters of Music degree in Opera Performance from UCLA, a Bachelors of Music from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, and is alumni to the Los Angeles County High school for the Arts where she studied opera, gospel singing, theatrical acting, and classical piano. Blue is a former member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program at Los Angeles Opera and the Artistas de la Academia "Placido Domingo" del Palau de les Arts, which is an opera training program led by Rossini specialist Maestro Alberto Zedda.

Her vast talent has allowed her to not only perform in opera, but also in the pop world. She has shared the stage with artists such as Brian McKnight, the late Donna Summer, Ruben Studdard, Charice, Chaka Khan, Jewel, and Grammy Award winning "Hit-man" David Foster.

Standing at 5ft 10.5in (180.3cm), the statuesque soprano is a former model and beauty queen. She has held titles such as Miss Hollywood 2005, Miss Southern California 2006, Miss Las Vegas/Hendersen 2007, and 1st runner up to both Miss Nevada and Miss California.

 

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