Angela De Venuto

Chicago native, soprano Angela De Venuto most recently won first place in the Classical Singer competition as an Emerging Professional, and the Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship in the Musicians Club of Women competition. She recently performed a solo recital at Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago through the Musicians Club of Women, as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, Illinois, as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and as Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with DePaul Opera Theatre, Susanna in scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Rosina in scenes from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Savannah Voice Festival, Despina in DuPage Opera’s production of Così fan tutte, and Miss Jessel throughout Chicago Fringe Opera’s sold out run of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw to critical acclaim. Other operatic highlights include Frasquita (Carmen) with Kor Productions, Adele (Die Fledermaus), the title role of Angélique (Ibert), Emily Webb (Our Town), Fiametta (The Gondoliers), and Peep-Bo (The Mikado) with DePaul Opera Theatre, and Lady Saphir (Patience) with Savoyaires. She has performed scenes as Maria (West Side Story), the title role of Rusalka, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), the title role of Lakmé, Giullietta (Les contes d’Hoffmann), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) with the Northwest Chicago Symphony.

Angela’s oratorio experience includes soprano soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Fauré’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat,Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Parry’s Ode to St. Cecelia’s Day. As recitalist, Angela has performed composers such as Debussy, Strauss, Respighi, Chausson, Dowland, Barber, Pasatieri, Libby Larsen, Cage, Ives and Previn.

Later this season Angela will be singing the role of Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with DePaul Opera Theater, singing a solo recital sponsored by the city of Page, Arizona, and singing as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C minor .

Angela earned her B.M. in Vocal Performance from DePaul University, and is currently a Master of Music candidate at DePaul University studying with Nicole Cabell.

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