Angela Turner Wilson
Assistant Professor of Voice
Angela Turner Wilson has garnered critical acclaim and international attention for her poignant and lyrical performances. She performed title role in Lucia di Lammermoor for the first time with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and was immediately re-engaged by the company to return this past autumn as Leila in Les Pecheurs des Perles. She has also performed to acclaim with the New York City Opera as Norina (which the New York Times described as "acted well and sung with an admirably pure and light soprano, particularly in her upper register.") Lisette in La Rondine and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. The Washington Opera as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the Infanta in Le Cid (as seen on PBS), Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, First Flower Maiden in Parsifal, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and Yvette in La Rondine, The Dallas Opera as the Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, New York City Opera The Dallas Opera and Boston Lyric Opera as Musetta in La Boheme, New York City Opera and Eugene Opera as Yum-Yum in The Mikado, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Portland Opera and Connecticut Opera as Norina in Don Pasquale, Connecticut Opera and Eugene Opera as Rosina, Calgary Opera and Central City Opera as Adele, and Laurie in Oklahoma for the Treasure Coast Opera., Fort Worth Opera as Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri
Next season includes performances of Musetta for the Fresno Grand Opera. She will also join the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio.
She attracted attention as a finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council 1996 New England Regional auditions, winner of the Central City Young Artist Award in 1995, and as the understudy of Norina in Don Pasquale for the Glimmerglass Opera . She is also a winner of a grant from the Sullivan Foundation and Washington Opera's Artist of the Year for 2000.
On the concert stage, Ms. Wilson has appeared as featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, Ft. Worth Symphony, Colorado Symphony at the Vail Valley Music Festival, Binghamton Symphony Orchestra, and Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts
Ms. Wilson has appeared at the Clinton White House as a featured soloist for a state dinner honoring the Prime Minister of Italy.
On film, Ms. Wilson performed Caroline Jefferson in Cosair Productions' Miss Firecracker which starred Holly Hunter, Mary Steenbergen, and Tim Robbins.
BM-Abilene Christian University
BM-University of Mississippi
MM-New England Conservatory
AC- Southern Methodist University