About the artist:
Angel Blue is making her HGO debut. She opened the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-20 season as Bess in a new production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, for which she earned a Grammy Award in the Best Opera Recording category. She reprised the same role at the Met in fall 2021 following her role debut as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta in the company’s historic 2021-22 season opener, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the first production at the Metropolitan Opera by a Black composer. She became the first African American to receive the Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera in 2020 and is also a 2022 Richard Tucker Foundation Awardee. Blue most recently appeared in La traviata at Covent Garden, and sang the role of Marguerite in Faust at Opéra national de Paris. She has been praised for performances at Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Theater an der Wien, Oper Frankfurt, San Diego Opera, and many other houses. She has performed as Mimì in La bohème with the English National Opera, the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia, the Vienna State Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Metropolitan Opera, Hamburg State Opera, and Semperoper Dresden. Blue debuted as Liù in Turandot at the San Diego Opera in 2018, as Marguerite in Faust at the Portland Opera in 2018, and as Bess in Porgy and Bess in Seattle in the same year. She debuted in Baden-Baden as Elena in Mefistofele in 2016 and sang her first Violetta in La traviata at the Seattle Opera in 2017, a role she also sang in the 2018-19 season for her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and her return to the Teatro alla Scala.