Soprano Angelina Réaux, who was born in Houston, Texas, trained as an actress, opera and classical singer. A noted interpreter of the music of Kurt Weill, she made her New York Philharmonic debut singing The Seven Deadly Sins. Her one-woman Kurt Weill show, Stranger Here Myself, was first produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival. She has also has a strong connection with Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, singing his Jeremiah Symphony at the Vienna Konzerthaus; and for the Chicago Opera Theater’s twenty-fifth season she conceived, directed, and participated in the premiere of a new theatrical piece, There Is a Garden: A Bernstein Celebration. Réaux has collaborated with and premiered works by composers including Ned Rorem, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Roberto Sierra, Stuart Wallace, and Ricky Ian Gordon. Her discography includes Weill’s opera Street Scene, Marc Blitzstein’s Regina, and La Bohème, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
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