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Hailed as “radiant” by the Boston Globe, Angela Yam has sung with the New York City Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, Boston Baroque, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera Saratoga. In the 2023-24 season, she joined Boston Lyric Opera as an Emerging Artist and made her company debuts with Opera Parallèle, Opera Memphis, Guerilla Opera, and Perelman PAC NYC.

Recent credits include the title role of Cavalli’s La Calisto (Opera Memphis), Johanna in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Chautauqua Opera, Opera Saratoga) and Diana in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride (Boston Baroque), a role for which she was praised by the Boston Globe as “radiant”, as “Yam brought gleaming clarity” and “fitting rococo brilliance” (Boston Classical Review, The Arts Fuse).

World premieres include Mumei in Kenji Oh’s The Emissary (Opera Parallèle), Siren 1 in Ellis Ludwig-Leone & Karen Russel’s The Night Falls (BalletCollective), Agave (cover) in John Corigliano’s The Lord of Cries (Santa Fe Opera) and the Bird in Jones & Tinley’s ICELAND (Overtone Industries), a role for which she was described as “stellar…a Puccini-esque soprano with incredible highs” (Poison Put to Sound).

Yam’s solo concert appearances include the New York City Ballet (Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Opera Saratoga (Rossini: Petite messe solennelle), and Music at Co-Cath (Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine). As an ensemble singer, Yam has sung with the New York Philharmonic Chorus, Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, and Nightingale Vocal Ensemble.

Yam was a New York City District Winner in the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, and her self-directed Visual Recital was awarded 3rd place in the 2022 American Prize Competition. She composed for and directed Nightingale Vocal Ensemble’s award-winning 2023 choral opera ADRIFT. She has been an Apprentice Artist at Santa Fe Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and Opera Saratoga, and received a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory.



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September 13, 15, 2024 | Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, MA

Angela Yam makes her Boston Lyric Opera solo debut as Ismene in Mozart’s Mitridate.

“Passion and politics collide in this star-studded production of Mozart’s rarely performed work. Against the backdrop of a raging war, the King of Pontus must put his family’s loyalty to the test. With a bristling score written by Mozart at the age of 14, Mitridate explores the tension of family ties amidst jealousy, aging, betrayal, and desire. BLO Music Director David Angus conducts and stage director James Darrah leads an extraordinary cast that includes Brenda Rae as Aspasia, John Holiday as Farnace, and celebrated tenor Lawrence Brownlee in the title role.”


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