Soprano Angel Blue says opera is like beauty pageants

Angel Blue performs as Mimi in Singapore Symphony Orchestra's gala performance of La Boheme this week.
Angel Blue performs as Mimi in Singapore Symphony Orchestra's gala performance of La Boheme this week.PHOTO: SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

American soprano Angel Blue has impressed in roles ranging from the dramatic title role in Tosca to the meek and melodious Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme

American soprano Angel Blue competed in beauty pageants to fund her musical education.

"Opera is no different from beauty pageants to me," says the singer, who performs as Mimi in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) gala performance of La Boheme on Friday and Saturday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2018, with the headline 'Angel of the opera'. Print Edition | Subscribe