Angela Brower

Angela Brower is one of the most sought-aftre lyric mezzo-sopranos of her generation. She was raised in Arizona and studied at Arizona State University and Indiana University. Her career started at the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in 2008. She was then invited to join the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where she later became a member of the Ensemble from 2010-2016. Her portrayal of Dorabella (»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. Today she continues to bring her compelling artristry and musicianship tot he world’s leading opera houses and concert venues. In the 2019/20 season, Brower makes several anticipated house debuts at the Metropolitan Opera as Octavian (»Der Rosenkavalier«) and at Dutch National Opera as Dorabella. Brower also returns to Stadttheater Klagenfurt to make her role debut as Cendrillon. On the concert platform, Brower returns to Mozartwoche Salzburg as Cherubino (»Le nozze di Figaro«) and makes her debut with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz performing Berg’s »Sieben frühe Lieder« and Mahler Symphony No.4. Last season Brower made a company and role debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as Idamante (»Idomeneo«), under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, as well as a company debut at Oper Stuttgart as Nicklausse (»Les Contes d’Hoffmann«). Other highlights included Dorabella and Adalgisa (»Norma«), both at Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as her highly anticipated South American debut at the Teatro Mayor de Bogotá as Octavian. On the concert platform her engagements included Mozart’s Requiem with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada; a concert with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra which featured works by Debussy, Chausson, Ravel and Duruflé; and Rossini’s »Stabat Mater« with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Recent successes include a series of house debuts with Opéra de Paris as Annio (»La clemenza di Tito«), with Deutsche Oper Berlin as Prince Orlofsky in a new production of »Die Fledermaus«, and as Komponist (»Ariadne auf Naxos«) at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in a new production by Katie Mitchell. Other highlights included Dorabella in new productions of »Così fan tutte« at Salzburg Festival and Royal Opera House; Dorabella and Octavian at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Tamiri in »Il re pastore« at Lucerne Festival; Komponist at Glyndebourne Festival; Dorabella at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Siébel (»Faust«) at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; and Nicklausse »Les Contes d’Hoffmann« and Cherubino both at San Francisco Opera. At Bayerische Staatsoper she was heard as Annio and Sesto, Komponist, title role of »La cenerentola«, Hansel (»Hansel und Gretel«), Charlotte (»Werther«), and Adalgisa (»Norma«). On the concert stage, she has performed works such as Berg’s »Sieben frühe Lieder« with the Tiroler Symphonie Orchester, and Chausson’s »Poème de l’amour et de la mer Op.19 and Ravel’s »Shéhérazade« with the NDR Sinfonieorchester under Yal Pascal Tortilier. Brower's discography includes the hugely acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recordings of  »Così fan tutte« and »Le nozze di Figaro«, both conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.