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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

Angela Theis

professional headshot of Angela Theis

Applied Instructor | theis@oakland.edu

Soprano Angela Theis has captivated the attention of audiences and critics alike, while remaining active in her hometown Detroit area. She is featured on the 2017 David DiChiera Letters & Fantasies album and continues to be an ambassador for Michigan Opera Theatre and the music of its late founder. Ms. Theis was an original member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio, serving as the Soprano resident artist from 2015-2017. A perennial favorite of Michigan Opera Theatre, she has performed Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Beth in Little Women, Frasquita in Carmen, Papagena (Pamina cover) in The Magic Flute, Laurie in The Tender Land, Yvette in The Passenger, the High Priestess in Aïda, and Marzelline in Fidelio.

Around the country, Ms. Theis has performed the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Toledo Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Eugene Opera, Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Syracuse Opera, Clorinda in La Cenerentola and Frasquita in Carmen with Opera Roanoke, and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel and Beth in Little Women with Utah Opera. In 2019, Ms. Theis made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall, and she has been a soloist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and various professional ensembles in the Detroit area.

Ms. Theis has been honored with numerous grants and awards for her scholarship and singing in Italy and Austria, where she studied abroad and completed a postgraduate fellowship under Barbara Bonney at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. She won both the Audience Choice Award and 2nd Prize in the 2013 AIMS Meistersinger Competition in Austria, and she was a 2012 Michigan winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

In her final year of her Master of Music at New England Conservatory, she was seen as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, for which the Boston Globe praised her "bright, bold, and beguilingly sung" performance. Ms. Theis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Music from the University of Notre Dame. In 2019, Ms. Theis joined the faculty of Oakland University where she teaches Diction for Singers and applied voice. For more information, please visit www.angelatheis.com.