Soprano Angela Mortellaro has been described as “beautiful to watch on stage,” and praised for the “richness” of her voice and skilled delivery of “dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.” Ms. Mortellaro has sung title roles in Lucia di Lamermoor, Thais, and La Traviata and has appeared on the stages of Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Sarasota Opera and others. Upcoming engagements include Fiorilla in Turco in Italia with Opera Southwest, as well as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette and Norina in Don Pasquale with companies to be announced. She will also sing Beethoven’s Mass in C with the South Dakota Symphony this spring.
Locally, Ms. Mortellaro has sung with the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Orchestra, Artist Series of Sarasota, and the Key Chorale of Sarasota. Most recently, she sang Musetta in Sarasota Opera’s production of La Boheme in 2015, and will sing Despina in Cosi fan tutte in the 2016 Winter Season. Ms. Mortellaro was the guest soloist for James Whitborne’s piece Annelies with the Key Chorale.
In 2015, Ms. Mortellaro completed two exciting World Premier productions in the role of Doris Parker, wife of Charlie Parker, in Opera Philadelphia’s Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD and Jocie in Minnesota Opera’s of The Manchurian Candidate. The Manchurian Candidate is the second opera from composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, creators of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night. Also in 2015, Ms. Mortellaro made her European debut singing Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Dorset Opera Festival, England.