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“Blonde and vivacious, with a soaring spinto voice that takes a high C easily, trills beautifully, and handles coloratura like a dream.” (Post and Courier; Cosi fan Tutte, Spoleto Festival)
NEWS: Ms. Fout will appear as Mimi in La Boheme with Opera Memphis in November
A "rich voiced and a deeply moving actress" (Opera News), Ms. Fout is debuting at opera companies around the world in repertoire that spans from the Baroque to the contemporary. This season finds Ms Fout returning to the United States to sing Mimi in La Boheme with Opera Memphis. She will immediately return to St. Gallen, where she will portray Frau Timm, a famous opera singer, in a 3-person theater piece my Arthur Barlow entitled Messias. In the spring, Ms. Fout will join the roster of Washington National Opera for their production of Norma.
In the 2011-2012 season, Ms. Fout remounted the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, as well as debuting as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera. She also appeared as the soprano soloist with the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen to perform Beethoven's Egmont, Op. 84.
In the 2010-2011 season Ms Fout remounted the role of Madama Butterfly, which she debuted to an enormous success in the previous season. She also appeared as Rosalinde in Hansjörg Hack's new production of Die Fledermaus.
2009-2010 was a very thrilling season for Ms. Fout as she debuted two new title roles: Mayr’s
Medea in Corinto
(New Production directed by David Alden) and Puccini’s
Madama Butterfly (New production directed by Aron Stiel)
, as well as appeared as Donna Anna in
in ther debut with Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. During the 2008-2009 season, she appeared as Liza in
, and the title roles in Arabella, La Traviata, and Die lustige Witwe, all at the Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland.
Angela Fout completed her undergraduate education The Juilliard School in 2000, and was immediately accepted into the Juilliard Opera Center. Upon completion of her studies, Juilliard Opera Center awarded her their most prestigious prize: the DeRosa Career Grant. Angela was an apprentice artist at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Opera Theater of St. Louis, and a young artist at the Aspen Music Festival and Wolf Trap Opera Center. She began her professional career at New York City Opera, where she debuted as Micaela in Carmen in 2004 and was invited back to sing Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.
As a member of the ensemble at Theater St. Gallen from 2006-2009, Angela Fout sang numerous of performances of roles including Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Countess Zedlau in Wiener Blut, Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Agathe in Der Freischutz, Micaela in Carmen, Mutter in Die Schwarze Spinne, Gräfin Zedlau in Wiener Blut, and the title role in Verdi's Giovanna D’Arco. Ms. Fout has also appeared with companies such as Vancouver Opera, Minnesota Opera, Atlanta Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, and the Spoleto Festival, and she has acquired roles in her repertoire such as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte 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, Romilda in Serse, Rose in Street Scene.
Angela Fout is a dynamic and versatile concert performer. After her recital at The Spoleto Festival, Charleston’s Post and Courier reported, “As fine a vocalist as Spoleto has seen in years…her personality lent dramatic truth, and her voice subtle beauty." Recent concert engagements include performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, The National Symphony, Westfield Symphony, Maryland Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, and recitals with pianist Stephen Blier at Wolf Trap Opera Center. She also appeared as a soloist in the prestigious Juilliard Honors Recital at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.
Angela has won countless awards for her vocal performance, including first place prizes in the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, Connecticut Opera Competition, Palm Beach Opera Competition, the New York/New Jersey Alliance of the Performing Arts and Annapolis Opera Competition, where she also was awarded the audience choice prize. Ms. Fout was also a national finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Competition, Zachary Foundation, Mac Allister Awards as well as a national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition. She is also the recipient of the Schaenen Foundation Career Grant and a two-time recipient of a Shouse Grant from the Wolf Trap Opera Company.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Fout now lives with her husband, set designer Peter Nolle, in Switzerland.