Soprano Angela Theis is a young artist on the rise, garnering the attention of audiences and critics alike, described by the Boston Globe as “bright, bold, and beguiling”. In the 2012-2013 season, Ms. Theis returned to her hometown Michigan Opera Theatre as Marzelline in Fidelio and the High Priestess in Aïda, in addition to singing Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Eugene Opera) and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Syracuse Opera).
Favorite operatic credits include Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Frasquita (Carmen), and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). During her residency with Utah Opera, she sang Beth in Little Women and the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and was a three-time soloist with Utah Symphony, including Handel’s Messiah. She was the soprano soloist for Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light at the Detroit Institute of Arts with Rackham Symphony Choir, a 2012 Michigan winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a 2013 semi-finalist for the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Award in Woman’s Voice.
Dr. David DiChiera, founding general director of Michigan Opera Theatre, chose Ms. Theis to perform his own compositions at his 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist award presentation. After two seasons as an apprentice at MOT, the soprano has a full scholarship to attend the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Ms. Theis completed a postgraduate fellowship at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, studying under Barbara Bonney, and holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and the University of Notre Dame.