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The mezzo-soprano Angela Brower comes from Phoenix, Arizona, where she began her vocal training at the State University before transferring to Indiana University and acquiring practical experience in the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera. In 2008 Brower was engaged by the Young Ensemble at the Bavarian Staatsoper in Munich, winning the Munich Opera Festival Award in 2009 and becoming a permanent member of the company in 2010. Since then she has performed such roles at Munich Staatsoper as Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Rossini’s Cenerentola, Mozart’s Cherubino and Sesto, Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. In the 2015-16 season she is expanding her repertoire with appearances as Adalgisa in Bellini’s Norma and Sœur Mathilde in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Other credits include at San Francisco Opera, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, where she first sang the role of Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier in 2013. In the fall of 2015 she made her debut as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Vienna Staatsoper, and in the summer of 2016 she will perform for the first time at the Salzburg Festival when she sings Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Brower took on the latter role on a complete recording of the opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She also appears as Cherubino on a new recording of Le nozze di Figaro with the same conductor, which is being released in March 2016. In the concert hall she has performed such works as Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, and Ravel’s Shé-hérazade.