For over a decade, Angela Mitchell has carved out a successful dual career as a classically trained soprano and a radio host, winning over audiences both on stage and on the air. She has appeared with Cleveland Opera Theater, The Cleveland Opera, the Akron Symphony, Great Lakes Light Opera, Mid-Ohio Opera, Theatre in the Circle, French Creek Theater, Lorain Community Music Theater, and Houston-area opera companies including Lone Star Lyric, Opera in the Heights, and Kingwood Summer Opera. She is also a member of Quire Cleveland, a professional choral group that performs nine centuries of a cappella repertoire.
As a light lyric soprano, Ms. Mitchell’s recent operatic roles include Musetta in La Bohème, Nannetta in Falstaff, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Mademoiselle Silberklang in The Impresario, Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, Lucilla in La scala di seta, Pauline in La vie parisienne, and Young Amelia in Daron Hagen’s Amelia. Her musical theater credits include Cinderella in Into the Woods, Agnes in I Do! I Do!, Woman No. 2 in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and Emma in Jekyll & Hyde. In addition to performing in the chorus of numerous other productions, Ms. Mitchell has covered the roles of Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and Nedda in I Pagliacci.
A strong proponent of art song and contemporary music, Ms. Mitchell has performed recitals in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and other cities throughout the American Midwest. In 2012, she premiered the song cycle "Sappho Fragments" by Austin-based composer Joel Zigman. Her recital work includes a Chicago concert of French mélodie and an American song recital in Minneapolis, a benefit that raised a cash donation and dozens of musical instruments for New Orleans’ Tipitina Foundation.
Ms. Mitchell holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, where she studied voice with Cynthia Clayton and acting with Buck Ross. She earned a Bachelor of Music at the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Jean del Santo and John DeHaan. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Business during her time at the University of Minnesota. She currently studies voice with Cynthia O'Connell.
In addition to her varied singing career, Ms. Mitchell is Host/Announcer for WCLV Classical 104.9 ideastream. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.