Angel Azzarra

    ANGEL AZZARRA (Donna Anna, Don Giovanni) began her musical studies in the Magnolia State, later earning her Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music as their only full scholarship soprano. Ms. Azzarra is now a sought-after chamber musician and interpreter of rarely performed works, recently singing Villa Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” featuring cellists Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott, as well as a chamber reworking of the Rachmaninoff piece, “Не пой, красавица,” at the Heifetz International Music Institute.  Her reputation as a sought- after Rachmaninoff interpreter continues to expand after her performances in Peru with his Opus 38, as well as recent concerts featuring the Rachmaninoff Opus 21 and 34.  She has worked under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Pierre Vallet in Ibert’s Persée et Andromède, sang the rarely performed George Crumb’s “Three Early Songs,” and Sibelius’ Op. 70 “Luonnotar” at Miller Hall in New York City, and recently performed a New York premiere of Conrad Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons as Madame de Volanges.  Operatic credits include Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, as well as concert excerpts of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, the title role in Semiramide, and Violetta in La Traviata.  She has performed with 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 national finalist in the Classical Singer competition. Upcoming engagements include performances of Mimì in La bohème, Le Baronne de Gondremarck in La Vie Parisienne, and Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire,” as well as a return to Peru, performing obscure works by Ravel, Viardot, and Scarlatti. She currently resides between New York City and Washington D.C.