Deutsche Grammophon is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with the 26-year-old Italian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, an artist already in high demand at the world’s leading opera houses and concert venues.
“In a word, Emily D’Angelo is a phenomenon” – Le Devoir’s pithy review sums up the way her voice wows public and press alike. Opera Wire was equally full of praise about her 2019 performances in La clemenza di Tito at New York’s Metropolitan Opera: “D’Angelo’s Annio was undeniably the bright light of the evening, always looking poised and energised for every moment of conflict.”
A keen recitalist and concert singer as well as star of the operatic stage, D’Angelo is known for her wide-ranging repertoire and is making her mark as a champion of contemporary music. Her passion for introducing audiences to new works is reflected in her DG debut album, enargeia. Set for release on 8 October 2021, the recording features music by four composers. D’Angelo’s initial inspiration was the medieval abbess, mystic and polymath Hildegard von Bingen, whose music she presents here in fresh arrangements by leading American composers Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The album also includes original pieces by both Mazzoli and Snider, as well as two stunning vocal works by the Grammy Award-winning Hildur Guðnadóttir.
“It’s a tremendous honour to join Deutsche Grammophon at such an exciting time in the label’s history,” comments Emily D’Angelo. “In the spirit of artistic adventure and creativity, the DG team supported my idea of exploring the ancient concept of enargeia – which permeates all the music on this album – and together we’ve created a cohesive listening experience from these extraordinary works. Above all, we share a passion for communicating in ways that can move, inspire and connect people”.