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.
"Angela Brower not only sings Hoffmann's muse, she is her. With her soprano sun-bright, wonderfully musically intelligent mezzo, the muse is usually twice present: as a singer who accompanies her Hoffmann as a male friend Nicklausse, as a dancer who floats through the air as a personified muse."
“Angela Brower sang Octavian with plush, full sound, yet also youthful brightness and ﬂashes of cocky energy.”
The New York Times
"Brower was a delightful Dorabella, the flightier of the two sisters, her poised mezzo-soprano flawlessly produced.”
"Angela Brower, in more than a welcome return to her former theatre, brought her fulsome voice, her gorgeous tonal colour and her acting talent to the part of the Fox. The scenes between the Vixen and the Fox were touching, enthralling, charming and sexy all at once."
“Angela Brower has a beautiful mezzo-soprano that is effortlessly responsive both in height and depth. She managed everything with ease and she was able to bring out the beauty of Bellini's wonderful melodies in all their beauty. “
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.
This season, Brower makes a double appearance at the Opéra de Paris as Nicklausse/ The Muse Les Contes d’Hoffman and Dorabella Cosi fan tutte; a role debut as Sara in a new production of Roberto Devereux by Jetske Mijnssen at the Dutch National Opera; her company debut at the Royal Danish Theatre as Annio in a new production of La clemenza di Tito by Jetske Mijnssen and a return to Staatsoper Hamburg as Adalgisa Norma.
Engagements of the 2022/23 season include Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos for her company debut at Semperoper Dresden; Susanna and Dorabella in Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy at the Opera Royal de Versailles; Sifare in a critically acclaimed new production of Mitridate, Re di Ponto for her role and house debut at the Staatsoper Berlin; Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Norwegian National Opera; Fox in Barrie Kosky’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen at the Bayerische Staatsoper and Octavian Der Rosenkavalier at the Dutch National Opera.
Further recent successes include a series of company debuts with the Metropolitan Opera (Octavian Der Rosenkavalier); Dutch National Opera (Dorabella Cosi fan tutte); Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra National de Bordeaux (Susanna, Dorabella Da Ponte Trilogy);Opéra de Paris (Annio La Clemenza di Tito);Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Japan (Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro); Deutsche Oper Berlin (Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus); Royal Opera House and Salzburg Festival (Dorabella in new productions of Cosi fan tutte); Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festival (Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Idamante Idomeneo); Wiener Staatsoper, Norwegian National Opera (Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia); Lucerne Festival (Tamiri Il re pastore); Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Dorabella Cosi fan tutte); Festspielhaus Baden (Siebel Faust); and San Francisco Opera (Nicklausse Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro).
Other highlights include Dorabella Così fan tutte and a special gala concert at the Bayerische Staatsoper; Annio in a new production of La Clemenza di Tito at the Royal Opera House and Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro at the Mozartwoche Salzburg. 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 Davide Penitente with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Mozart 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; Fox The Cunning Little Vixen with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Berg Sieben frühe Lieder with the Tiroler Symphonie Orchester in Innsbruck; Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer Op. 19 and Ravel Shéhérazade with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, under the musical direction of Yal Pascal Tortilier.
Her discography includes the hugely acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recordings of 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.
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