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American Opera Singer Angela Christine Smith performs with the United States’ preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) on many of the country’s leading stages including New York City Center, Symphony Space, NJPAC, Wolf Trap Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera Columbus, Sun Valley Opera, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Opera Idaho, Newberry Opera, Geneva Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera New Hampshire, Opera Delaware, and Van Wezel Hall Sarasota. International tours include Harrogate and Buxton, England and Canada.

Recognized by the press for her work in operetta, Ms. Smith has completed the G&S canon, performing in 13 Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with NYGASP. Roles include The Queen of the Fairies (Iolanthe), Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance), Katisha (The Mikado and NYGASP’s 2017 new production of The Mikado), Dame Hannah (Ruddigore), Dame Carruthers (The Yeomen of the Guard), The Duchess of Plaza-Toro (The Gondoliers), The Baroness von Krakenfeldt (The Grand Duke), Lady Blanche (Princess Ida), Mrs. Partlet (The Sorcerer). Ms. Smith first performed Gilbert & Sullivan at the College Light Opera Company where she played Little Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), The Queen of the Fairies (Iolanthe), Dame Carruthers (The Yeomen of the Guard), and Lady Jane (Patience) among other roles.

Her symphonic work includes performances with the Colorado Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Missouri Symphony and Williamsport Symphony with NYGASP under Artistic Director Albert Bergeret.

In 2016 Ms. Smith joined the cast of the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! (VHRP LIVE!) in the title role of The Princess Pat where she “delivered…with assurance and style”, Operetta Research Center. She is also a proud member of the Bistro Award-winning cabaret show I've Got a Little Twist, appearing at 54 Below in New York City and on national tours as well as the Wand’ring Minstrels, where “Five of NYGASP’s top lead singers perform a condensed version of a Gilbert & Sullivan classic”.

Other credits include performances with Ardea Arts (soloist in One Christmas Long Ago), New York Lyric Opera Theatre (La Contessa di Almaviva scenes in Le Nozze di Figaro and Cendrillon in Cendrillon), Opera Singers Initiative (soloist), Belleayre Festival Opera (ensemble ringer in La Traviata, The G&S Society of NY (Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, The Countess of Newtown in The Emerald Isle and concert soloist), Light Opera of New York (LOONY) (Duchess Anastasia in The Student Prince, soloist in The Desert Song, The Vagabond King and concerts), Martha Cardona Theater (soloist), Vocal Arts Symposium in Colorado Springs (Marguerite scenes in Faust, Micaëla Act III Aria in Carmen, and Amalia scenes in I Masnadieri), Opera Avanti (Miss Jessel scenes in Turn of the Screw), Opera Saratoga (G&S soloist in Oh Joy, Oh Rapture), St. Bonaventure Quick Center for the Arts (soloist in The Three Hermits and Hester Prynne), Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera Delaware, South Carolina Opera Caramoor Opera, and Liederkranz Opera Theatre.

Ms. Smith is a 2009-2010 recipient of the Isaac Asimov Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement and is featured on NYGASP’s G&S Highlights recording available on CD and iTunes. In 2011 she received the CDM Sound Studios Recording Award from the Opera Singers Initiative and was a Semi-Finalist for The American Prize Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award.

Originally from Minnesota, Ms. Smith is a graduate of St. Olaf College and she is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.

Angela Christine Smith News


H.M.S. PINAFORE to be Presented at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players This Winter

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' 48th season will continue December 30-31, 2022 and January 7 -8, 2023 with the mounting of a Gilbert & Sullivan staple, H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.
THE GONDOLIERS to be Presented by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in October

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will begin its 48th season with its colorful and vivacious production of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic send up of Republican (in the generic sense) principles and class distinction The Gondoliers.  The she will run from Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th. 
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players to Return With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will return to New York for its 47th season, and its first full production since January 2020, with one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most famed works, The Pirates of Penzance.
BWW Review: THE GONDOLIERS at Winter Opera St. Louis

Gina Galati's marvelous Winter Opera company has mounted a delightful production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. It opened last night at the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center to a full and warmly responsive audience.
Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 14-15- with Lillias White, Laura Benanti and More!

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Postpones NYC Season, Announces Virtual Gala and Performances

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players has postponed their traditional NYC season of live performance full productions until 2021-2022. In its place, an exciting and creative virtual season is underway with lots to look forward to for fans and patrons of the company.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Presents IOLANTHE

Parliamentary hijinks, hearsay, political extremes, and conflict of interest a?' 19th century Gilbertian storytelling never seemed so relevant!
BWW Review: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' Rollickingly Fun THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Though there's nary a mention of snowfall or jingle bells in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the abundance of joy and good clean humor, not to mention some terrific voices, in the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' frothily charming production of G&S's 1879 romantic romp makes it a grand choice for holiday entertainment.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Announce THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Plus NYE Celebration

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) continues its 44th season beginning Thursday, December 27 with five performances of The Pirates of Penzance at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street Between Park and Lexington Avenues).
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players 18-19 Season Starts With THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Kickoff 18-19 Season With THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players 44th season kicks off with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard which tells the story of a falsely accused prisoner in the Tower of London, the two girls who loved him, and an out of work itinerant jester in grand and colorful fashion - with humor and a touch of pathos. Performances are on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues near Lexington).
Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Honored By New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Even though Sheldon Harnick was playing the violin in his High School's Gilbert & Sullivan productions… 'I could still hear the lyrics', he wrote in his alumni magazine of Northwestern University. Harnick continued, 'At that time I was turned on by the patter songs, so I began to familiarize myself with Gilbert and Sullivan. I was more fascinated by the virtuosity than anything else. Little by little, I also realized what a fine poet Gilbert was and how imaginative he was, even in the slower songs. So he became an enormous influence.'
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Prepares for RUDDIGORE

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Scenic designer Albere has been working overtime putting finishing touches on the scenery for the production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey.  Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Announces Casting For RUDDIGORE at Kaye Playhouse

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its exhilarating 2017-18 Season on Saturday, April 14 (2PM) with its spring offering, Ruddigore, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring a production design paying homage to the iconic illustrator Edward Gorey, Ruddigore will play a strictly limited engagement April 14 & 15 with a family bonus, Family Overture Series on Sunday, April 15th at 1:45PM.
Cabaret Cares Returns With HEY, I CARE! Hosted By David Auxier-Loyola

Hey! I Care! a benefit night of music & lyrics by David Auxier-Loyola, comes go Don't Tell Mama, with proceeds to HelpIsOnTheWayToday.org. Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 PM. $20 + 2 drink minimum. Reservations online at donttellmamanyc.com or call 212-757-0788.
BWW Review: NYGASP Delights Aboard Gilbert & Sullivan's Love Boat, H.M.S. PINAFORE

Ninety-nine years before television producer Aaron Spelling first invited viewers aboard 'The Love Boat,' Gilbert and Sullivan made good on their promise of shipboard romance with their enduring hit, H.M.S. PINAFORE.
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Sorcerer, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2017-18 Season with the audience favorite H.M.S. Pinafore playing for a strictly limited engagement (December 28-31) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).
NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players Sets Cast for Winter Run of H.M.S. PINAFORE

After a sell-out engagement with their new production of The Sorcerer, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its new and exciting 2017-18 Season with the audience favorite H.M.S. Pinafore playing for a strictly limited engagement (December 28-31) at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).
Casting Announced for NY Gilbert & Sullivan's NEW 'Mikado' at Kaye Playhouse

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, America's preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory company, continues its 42nd season with the time-honored classic The Mikado (December 28-31, 2016 and January 5-8, 2017) at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).
Herbert's Comic Operetta THE SERENADE Returns to NYC for First Time in 100 Years

THE SERENADE is Victor Herbert's wildly popular comic operetta, which returns in its original form to New York City for the first time in over 100 years.

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