Angela TheisSoprano

Soprano Angela Theis has captivated the attention of audiences and critics alike. She is featured on the 2017 David DiChiera Letters & Fantasies album and continues to be an ambassador for her hometown Michigan Opera Theatre and the music of its late founder. A perennial favorite of Michigan Opera Theatre, Angela has performed Beth in Little Women, Frasquita in Carmen, Papagena (Pamina cover) in The Magic Flute, Laurie in The Tender Land, Yvette in The Passenger, the High Priestess in Aïda, Marzelline in Fidelio, and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She is an original member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio where she served as Soprano resident artist from 2015-2017.
Operatic roles around the country include Angela’s 2017 debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (Toledo Opera), Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (both with Eugene Opera), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Syracuse Opera), and Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Frasquita in Carmen (both with Opera Roanoke). On the concert stage, Angela was a three-time soloist with Utah Symphony (including Handel’s Messiah), a two-time soloist in Voices of Light at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a soloist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Angela has been honored with numerous grants and awards, most notably as a fellow to study under Barbara Bonney at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, as the recipient of both the Audience Choice Award and 2nd Prize in the 2013 AIMS Meistersinger Competition, and as a 2012 Michigan winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. While a resident artist with Utah Opera, she made her professional debut as the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and performed Beth in Little Women. In her final year at New England Conservatory of Music, she was seen as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, for which the Boston Globe praised her “bright, bold, and beguilingly sung” performance. Angela holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.