Biography Angela Fout is "rich voiced and a deeply moving actress" says Opera News about one of the most exciting young full lyric sopranos today. Having been praised as being "blonde and vivacious, with a soaring spinto voice that takes a high C easily, trills beautifully, and handles coloratura like a dream." (The Post and Courier, Spoleto USA, Fiordiligi), she is debuting at major opera companies in repertoire that spans from classical to contemporary.
The 2008-2009 season will prove to be an exciting and dynamic year for Ms. Fout, as she appears as the title roles in Arabella, La Traviata, and Die lustige Witwe, as well Liza in Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, Pique Dame. Please visit again for dates as they become available.
Ms. Fout begins the 2007-2008 season as Mimi in Lyric Opera of San Antonio's production of La Boheme, followed by her debut as Liu in Turandot for the opening of Atlanta Opera's new theatre. Ms Fout will then return to Theater St Gallen for a very busy and exciting season. Her appearances include Agathe in Der Freischutz, Micaela in Carmen, Mutter in Die Schwarze Spinne, Graefin Zedlau in Wiener Blut, and the title role in Verdi's Giovanna D’Arco.
Ms. Fout has appeared with companies such as New York City Opera, Spoleto Festival, Vancouver Opera, Minnesota Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, she has acquired roles in her repertoire such as Mozart ladies Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Pamina Die Zauberfloete and Elettra in Idomeneo, the title roles in Susannah, La Traviata, and Alcina, as well as Mimi in La Boheme, Pat Nixon in Nixon in China, the Governess in Turn of the Screw, Micaela in Carmen, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Romilda in Serse, Rose in Street Scene, and 1st Lady in The Magic Flute.
In the 2006-2007 season, Ms Fout joined Theater St Gallen for 42 performances. She appeared in the premieres of Don Giovanni as Donna Anna and in Wiener Blut as the Countess Zedlau, as well as in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor as Frau Fluth.
Ms. Fout’s engagements for the 2005-2006 season included appearances of Donna Anna in two productions of Don Giovanni. The first is her international debut with Vancouver Opera, followed by her debut with Austin Lyric Opera. Concert appearances this season include performances with the Westfield Symphony as Micaela in concert performances of Carmen and with the Maryland Philharmonic where she will perform Tatiana’s "Letter Scene” from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and “Song to the Moon” from Dvorak’s Rusalka.
Angela Fout is an avid concert performer. After her recital with Spoleto USA, Charleston’s Post and Courier said, "Enter Angela Fout, as fine a vocalist as Spoleto has seen in many a year…her personality lent the set dramatic truth, and her voice subtle beauty." Other recent concert engagements for the Angela Fout include Baucis in Philemon and Baucis with Orchestra of St. Luke's, a Gilbert and Sullivan Concert with the National Symphony, Mozart's Requiem with the Wheeling Symphony, Killer B's and South of the Border recitals with Stephen Blier at Wolf Trap, Schubert's Miriams Siegesgesang and Mass in G Major, Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer, and Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate. The soprano has appeared as a soloist in An Evening of Chamber Music, The Wednesday at One series, and the prestigious Juilliard Honors Recital at Alice Tully Hall.
Engagements in the 2003-2004 season for Angela Fout included the Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaela in Carmen, and First Lady in The Magic Flute at New York City Opera. Ms Fout debuted at Palm Beach Opera as Micaela in Carmen, and appeared as the Governess in Turn of the Screw at Aspen Music Festival. In 2004-2005 season, Ms. Fout was invited to return to the Palm Beach Opera to appear as Mimi in La Boheme. She also debuted with Minnesota Opera as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China. Ms. Fout remained on roster with the New York City Opera for Violetta in La Traviata and as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Ms. Fout was a recipient of the Schaenen Foundation Career Grant, the First Prize winner of the Connecticut Opera Competition, a Finalist in the 2002 Eleanor Mc Collum Competition with Houston Grand Opera, a National Semi-finalist in the 2000 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a first prize winner of the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the grand prize and audience choice winner of the Annapolis Opera Competition, the first prize winner of the New York/New Jersey Alliance of the Performing Arts, and a national finalist in the Mac Allister Awards. She is also a two-time recipient of a Shouse Grant from the Wolf Trap Opera Company, as well as an awardee of the Zachary competition, Opera Index, The Rosa Ponselle International Competition, The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and The Schloss Leopoldskron Lieder Competition in Salzburg, Austria.
Baltimore native Angela Fout completed her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where she received a full merit scholarship, and then moved directly into the Juilliard Opera Center. Upon completion of her studies, Juilliard Opera Center awarded her their most prestigious prize, the DeRosa Career Grant.