Hailed by The New York Times for her “plush, full sound, yet also youthful brightness”, American mezzo-soprano Angela Brower is one of the most sought-after lyric mezzo-sopranos of her generation. A former member of the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble, and alumna of their studio, she continues to bring her compelling artistry and musicianship to the world’s leading opera houses and concert venues.
The 2022/23 season sees Brower make a series of exciting debuts: her company debut at Semperoper Dresden as Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos and at the Opera Royal de Versailles as Susanna and Dorabella in Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy conducted by Marc Minkowski; and her role and house debut at the Staatsoper Berlin as Sifare in a new production of Mitridate Re di Ponto. She also makes anticipated returns to the Norwegian National Opera as Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Bayerische Staatsoper as Fox in Barrie Kosky’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; and to the Dutch National Opera in one of her signature roles – Octavian Der Rosenkavalier. On the concert platform, she joins the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for Mozart Davide Penitente.
Appearances last season include a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffman at Staatsoper Hamburg in the role that made her famous: Nicklausse/The Muse; Susanna and Dorabella in Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy under the baton of Mark Minkowski presented at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Opéra National de Bordeaux; Fox The Cunning Little Vixen at Bayerische Staatsoper; Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in Japan and touring performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra of The Cunning Little Vixen.
Further recent successes include a series of company debuts with Opéra de Paris (Annio La Clemenza di Tito); Deutsche Oper Berlin (Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus); Royal Opera House and Salzburg Festival (Dorabella in new productions of Così fan tutte); Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festival (Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Idamante Idomeneo); Wiener Staatsoper (Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia); Lucerne Festival (Tamiri Il re pastore); Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Dorabella Così fan tutte); Festspielhaus Baden (Siebel Faust); and San Francisco Opera (Nicklausse Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro). At Bayerische Staatsoper she was heard as Nicklausse Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Annio and Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito; Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos; title role of La Cenerentola; Dorabella, Cherubino, Octavian, Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel; Charlotte Werther; and Adalgisa Norma.
On the concert platform, she has performed works such as Mozart’s Requiem with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada; a concert with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra which featured works by Debussy, Chausson, Ravel, and Duruflé; Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Alban Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder with the Tiroler Symphonie Orchester in Innsbruck; Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer Op. 19 and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, under the musical direction of Yal Pascal Tortilier.
Her discography includes the hugely acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recordings of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro both conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Angela Brower was raised in Arizona and studied at Arizona State University and Indiana University. Her career started as a young artist singing at the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in 2008. She was then invited to join the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, where she later became a member of the Ensemble from 2010-2016. Her portrayal of Dorabella in Così fan tutte earned her particular attention on the main stage of the National Theater, which led to her receiving the prestigious Munich Festival Prize in 2009.
Angela Brower is represented by MWA in association with Intermusica, worldwide. 2022 – 2023 season. Not to be altered without permission
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