“Blonde and vivacious, with a soaring spinto voice that takes a high C easily, trills beautifully, and handles coloratura like a dream.”
– Post and Courier; Così fan tutte, Spoleto Festival U.S.A.
Soprano Angela Fout appears at opera companies around the world in repertoire that spans the Baroque to contemporary. Most recently, Angela returned to Theater St. Gallen as a guest artist to sing one of her signature roles, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, as well as her role debut as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera. Additionally, she joined the roster of Washington National Opera, covering the title role in Norma, and debuted with Opera Memphis as Mimi in La bohème. Angela recently revisited the title role of Madama Butterfly, which she debuted to public and critical acclaim. She also appeared as Rosalinde in Hansjörg Hack’s new production of Die Fledermaus. Last season brought her Mimi in La bohème with the North Carolina Opera. Engagements for the 2014-2015 season and beyond include joining the Portland Symphony and Arizona Musicfest for Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and her debut with Arizona Opera as Lona Farrell in Emmerich Kálmán’s Arizona Lady.
In recent seasons, she debuted two new title roles: Mayr’s Medea in Corinto (New Production directed by David Alden) and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (New production directed by Aron Stiel). She also performed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in her debut with Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. Previously, Angela has appeared as Agathe in Der Freischutz, Liza in Pique Dame and the title roles in Arabella, La traviata, Die lustige Witwe, and Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco all with Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Angela attended The Juilliard School for her undergraduate studies and was immediately accepted into the Juilliard Opera Center. Upon completion of her studies, Juilliard Opera Center awarded her their most prestigious prize: the DeRosa Career Grant. Angela continued her training as a young artist with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Aspen Music Festival and Wolf Trap Opera Company.
Angela began her professional career at New York City Opera, where she debuted as Micaela in Carmen and was immediately re-engaged for Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. As a member of the ensemble at Theater St. Gallen from 2006-2009, Angela sang numerous performances of leading roles in Arabella, Madama Butterfly, La traviata, Medea in Corinto, Die lustige Witwe, Giovanna D’Arco, Der Freischutz, Pique Dame, Don Giovanni, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Carmen, Die Schwarze Spinne, and Wiener Blut. She has also appeared with Vancouver Opera, Minnesota Opera, Atlanta Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Austin Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, and Spoleto Festival U.S.A. Her extensive repertoire includes Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elettra in Idomeneo, Mimì in La bohème, Madame Lindoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Pat Nixon in Nixon in China, the Governess in Turn of the Screw, Romilda in Serse, as well as the title roles in Susannah, La traviata, and Alcina.
A dynamic and versatile orchestral performer and recitalist, her concert engagements include performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, National Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Maryland Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, and recitals with pianist Stephen Blier at Wolf Trap Opera Company. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Fout and her husband, set designer Peter Nolle, share their time between Switzerland and New York City.