Australian Mezzo-Soprano Angela Hogan completed a Bachelor in Music Performance at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and has since been captivating audiences in Australia and abroad in many and varying roles.
Hailing from Bendigo, Victoria, Angela has an eclectic musical background, having performed in a variety of musicals, jazz ensembles and even heavy rock bands before finally developing a strong passion for the opera genre.
Angela has been a member of Opera Australia’s full-time chorus since February 2018 and has covered various roles in her time with Opera Australia, including Mercedes (Carmen), Maddalena (Il viaggio a Reims), Page & Slave (Salome), Mark Smeaton/Queen’s Page (Anna Bolena) and Siebel (Faust). In November 2019 Angela performed in Opera Australia’s Opera Gala Concert at the Field of Lights in Uluru.
In 2015, Angela relocated from Melbourne to Sydney to perform for Opera Australia’s Touring & Outreach program in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, a role she had previously performed in Victoria. Angela then went on to perform in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel before being offered a position in the company’s main stage chorus.
Angela’s stage experience prior to working for Opera Australia includes two national tours of China in the title role of Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen with the Australian International Opera Company, and several roles with opera companies in Melbourne. These include Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata (Melbourne Opera), Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Melbourne Opera), Dorabella in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte (Melbourne Opera), Iphigenie in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride (Melbourne Lyric Opera), Carmen and Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen (Melbourne Opera), Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème (Melbourne Opera), Valencienne in Lehar’s The Merry Widow (Melbourne Opera), Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Melbourne Lyric Opera), Elisa in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore (Melbourne Lyric Opera), Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate (Independent Opera Company), Hermia in Britten’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (Excerpts with Maestro Stephen Mould), Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Excerpts with Maestro Stephen Mould) and Fenena in Verdi’s Nabucco (Heidelberg Choral Society).
Angela looks forward to developing her craft in the coming years with the assistance of her many mentors at Opera Australia.