Angela Knight is an internationally performing soprano in her 15th season with the Washington National Opera where she performs regularly and has sung in over 300 performances. Recent roles include "Idomeno" - The Cretan Woman, "The Crucible" - Betty Paris, "Le Nozze Di Figaro" - Barbarina, and Second Lady in "Sly" for U.S. and Japanese audiences.
A lyric-coloratura soprano, Miss Knight attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and George Mason University where she was honored as the Outstanding Musician at graduation.
She is a two-time winner of the NATS singing competition. After winning the Star Alliance Competition, Angela traveled to Beijing, China in December 2007 to perform her originally composed aria "Le Jardin" at the "Great Hall" for The Prime Minister of China, worldwide delegates, dignitaries, and government officials.
Being chosen to represent the United States as a vocalist in the 2007 "World Championship of Performing Artist," she traveled to Hollywood, California to compete where she won three gold medals.
Angela has also traveled to Japan with the Washington Opera, to Frankfurt Germany to sing on a USO tour for the United States Armed Forces, to Calabria, Italy as guest soloist at a theological convention and across the Republic of Georgia on a concert tour.
She has been featured as a guest artist to represent the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center's season opening had solo appearances at the U.S. Capitol, The Lincoln Memorial, The Shakespeare Theater and The
Sylvan Theatre in Washington D.C. She was chosen to sing the National Anthem for President George W. Bush at the National Republican fundraiser in Washington D.C. and has sung the National Anthem numerous times for the Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals.
Since 2009, Ms. Knight has represented Prince William County, VA on the Executive Board of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. She is a teaching artist for the Washington National Opera and represents them in the Northern Virginia region. Angela is giving back to the community by giving private piano and voice lessons to young artists.
Angela produces and headlines an annual Christmas benefit concert featuring outstanding singers, musicians and dancers. The show raises thousands of dollars for Wounded Warriors, Child Help and local charities or families that “need to know they are loved by the community.”
Angela now resides in northern Virginia with her husband, Wade, and daughter, Marinna.
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