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South Africa: Angela Gilbert

Soprano- born 1974

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Born in Cape Town, Angela studied at the University in her home town. She also began her operatic career there with roles including Micaela Carmen, the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and The Merry Widow, and Violetta La traviata for Cape Town Opera.

Winner of several prizes and scholarships including the Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2002, Angela was based in New York at the time of the 2003 competition.

Angela sang the role of the Dew Fairy Hänsel und Gretel for the Metropolitan Opera, New York and has sung several roles for Wolf Trap Opera including Norina Don Pasquale and Caria Garbinati Vivo la Mamma (Donizetti). She was also due to sing Lucia for Palm Beach Opera in 2003.

She relaxes by playing Scrabble and doing yoga.

Singer of the World with Orchestra Concert 5 repertoire

  • Handel: Tornami a vagheggiar, Alcina
  • Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta, La rondine
  • Bellini: Ah! non credea mirati - Ah! non giunge uman pensiero, La sonnambula

Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize Concert 3 repertoire

  • Barber: Saint Ita's Vision, The Hermit Songs Op 29 No 3
  • Barber: The Monk and his Cat, The Hermit Songs Op 29 No 8
  • Bachelet: Chère nuit
  • Richard Strauss: Allerseelen, 8 Songs Op 10 No 8
  • Richard Strauss: Amor, Songs Op 68 No 5