The BSR Blog will feature career tips, advice, news items, articles and essays about classical singing in the Greater Boston area. For more information and links, please go to the BSR website: http://www.BostonSingersResource.org.
Angela Jajko, mezzo-soprano, is the Editor of the BSR Blog. A popular performer of opera, operetta, musical theatre, and oratorio, she has been praised in such publications as The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald for her “peaches and cream” voice and dramatic delivery, and her recent performances have included acclaimed appearances as a featured soloist with Cape Symphony in “Passport to England” in the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, as a featured soloist in Longwood Opera’s New Year’s Eve concert, as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Maplewind Arts, as the alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Boston Cecilia at All Saints Brookline, and in the role of Prinz Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Opera Project in Faneuil Hall.
Angela has also appeared as Miss Hannigan in Annie with Crescendo Theatre Company, The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot at Theatre at the Mount, selections from Carmen in The Greater Worcester Opera Gala in Mechanics Hall, Tessa in The Gondoliers with The Sudbury Savoyards, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with New England Light Opera, Carmen with Greater Worcester Opera, Offenbach’s Island of Tulipatan with New England Light Opera, and the roles of Ruth, Buttercup, Phoebe, Katisha, and The Fairy Queen in concert with the New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Her appearances have included as a featured soloist in concerts with Masstheatrica, FIRSTMusic, Ocean Park Festival Chorus, Parish Center for the Arts and New Hampshire Opera Theatre. Angela’s performances have included the roles of Carmen, Theodorine, Augusta, Marcellina, Hermia, Savitri, Pirate Jenny, and La Zia Principessa. She has also performed with Odyssey Opera, PORTopera, Granite State Opera, Longwood Opera, BASOTI, Harvard University, and the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy.
Angela been honored by the American Prize competition and holds degrees in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music and the University of California at Los Angeles. She is currently the Associate Executive Director of NELO, an artist coordinator for Opera on Tap Boston, a Board Member of the New England Gilbert & Sullivan Society and a Board Member of L’Académie, a critically acclaimed orchestra specializing in performances of French Baroque music in health institutions. She has served as Costumer for a number of productions with companies including Guerilla Opera, Company One, NELO, BASOTI and Longwood Opera. She has also served as a Director for NELO’s Rising Stars program and in other productions as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, and Props Master. She has extensive experience in administration, office management, and event management in a variety of industries. Upcoming performances include engagements with Greater Worcester Opera, Boston Singers’ Resource Concert Series, and All Saints Parish, and she appears regularly with Opera on Tap Boston in shows all over the Greater Boston area. Please visit her at www.angelajajko.com.
Photo Collage Credits:
Barn Arts Center for the Arts, Porgy and Bess (2012); Boston Singers’ Relief Fund Gala (2009); Boston Singers’ Resource auditions (various years); Opera Boston (Clive Granger, photographer), The Nose (2009) and Madame Whitesnake (2010).