Angel Blue: Opera Star Recital

Angel Blue: Opera Star Recital

Celebrating Artistic Director Thomas Bankston's 25th Anniversary and Dayton Opera's 60th Anniversary at The Schuster Center. In-Theatre performance & Live Stream available.

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Address: 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402 [Map/directions]
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Angel Blue: Opera Star Recital

Angel Blue: Opera Star Recital

In-Theatre performance & Live Stream available 
Duration of performance: approx. 90 minutes (no intermission)

Seating will be limited to 300 attendees, and patrons will be seated in a socially-distanced configuration. Safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all patrons, staff, and artists. This performance will also be live-streamed as it is being performed live in theater so that audience members can enjoy this concert in real time from the comfort of home. See our website below for more details.

ANGEL BLUE soprano

Dayton Opera is thrilled to celebrate its 60th Anniversary with an Opera Star Recital featuring the sensational soprano, Angel Blue. This recital will also celebrate a special 25th anniversary of Artistic Director Thomas Bankston’s leadership of Dayton Opera.

Acclaimed for the beauty of her voice and her stunning stage presence, Angel Blue is quickly rising to the top of her profession. Placido Domingo has described the versatile soprano as “the next Leontyne Price,” and critics speak enthusiastically of her shining, agile upper register and “smoky” middle register.

An opera star in high demand worldwide, Angel Blue has performed in over 35 countries in the last six years, including appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Israeli Philharmonic, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Stadtsoper, Dresden Semperoper, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and San Francisco Opera. Ms. Blue made her Royal Albert Hall debut as a featured guest at the “Classic FM Live” concert in April 2015. She is a regular host/presenter for the BBC Proms and appears frequently on BBC television. Last season, she performed the lead role of Bess in the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera.

In addition to her opera roles, Angel Blue has performed everything from jazz to Strauss’s Four Last Songs, Mahler’s Symphony No 2, and Verdi’s Requiem, as well as concerts with Alfie Boe, Andrea Bocelli, and Grammy Award–winning “Hit-man” David Foster. The soprano is adept at “crossover” and has won acclaim for her Zarzuela. Her recent opera schedule includes both Mimi and Musetta at the Metropolitan Opera and an upcoming Violetta at the Royal Opera House, London.

Angel Blue travels the world in high demand, and Dayton has the great fortune of hearing her in the sonic splendor of our own Schuster Center this March. In fact, this concert marks Angel Blue’s return to the stage in front of a live audience, the first such appearance since the start of the pandemic last March. Her recital will showcase wide-ranging repertoire from composers of opera and song literature, including European composers Strauss, Marx, and Rachmaninoff, and American composers Copland and Hoiby. as well as African American spirituals arranged by composers including Margaret Bonds, H.T. Burleigh, Hall Johnson, and Florence Price.

Collaborating with Ms. Blue will be pianist Catherine Miller. Ms. Miller is a member of the music staff at San Diego Opera, the Musical Director for the Mentoris Vocal Competition, and an active recitalist with classical singers. Recent appearances with soprano Angel Blue have included recitals at the Ravinia Music Festival and for the Vocal Arts DC recital series at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, she has worked with Opera Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, and for the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

This Opera Star Recital promises to be a very special occasion at the Schuster Center to celebrate 60 years of Dayton Opera and 25 years with Artistic Director Thomas Bankston at the helm. Dayton Opera is thrilled to welcome to the stage Angel Blue for this truly memorable occasion!

The Schuster Center

Angel Blue: Opera Star Recital is taking place at The Schuster Center, which is located at 1 W 2nd St in Dayton. The Schuster Center - Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center - providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Can accommodate up to 2,300 for meetings or 500 banquets.

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