Mississippi-born soprano Angel Azzarra returns to the stage with the Heifetz International Music Institute after a successful summer of concerts, including Francis Auditorium performances of Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, a reworking of the popular Rachmaninoff piece, Не пой, красавица, (“O Cease Thy Singing, Fair Maiden,”) and more. She recently made her New York City opera debut as Madame de Volanges in Manhattan School of Music’s production of The Dangerous Liaisons, where she earned her Master’s degree as their only full-scholarship voice major.
Previous opera credits include Le nozze di Figaro (Countess), Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi), and La Bohème (Musetta). She has performed with numerous young artist programs including the Franz Schubert Institute, Natchez Festival of Music, Midwest Institute of Opera, Opera Festival di Roma, and International Performing Arts Institute of Munich. Ms. Azzarra was a national finalist in the Rose Palmei-Tenser competition, as well as a finalist in the Classical Singer competition. Ms. Azzarra currently resides in Washington, D.C., where she is apprenticed with Fabiana Bravo, the protégé of Luciano Pavarotti.