1981 Winner of the Victor Fuchs Voice Competition - Los Angeles, Calif
1982 National Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions - New York
1993 Recipient of the Munich Evening Paper "Star of the Week" Award for Mimi in "La Boheme" at the Bavarian State Opera
1994 Honored by the Bavarian Minister of Culture with "Kammersängerin" Title
2000 Recipient of the Munich "Tageszeitung Rose of the Week" Award for Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust" at the Bavarian State Opera
2000 "Merkur " Public Choice Award/Trophy for Marguerite in Gounod's "Faust" at the Bavarian State Opera
2005 Grammy Nomination (Best Vocal Interpretation) for Orchestral Songs of Joseph Marx
CD-Release - Joseph Marx, Songs
Composer: Joseph Marx (1882 - 1964)
Performers: Blasi, Angela Maria (Soprano), Doufexis, Stella (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestras/Ensemble: Bochum Symphony Orchestra
....Soprano Angela Maria Blasi sings the first eleven of these with all the sensitivity expected of a great lieder soloist. The others are equally well done by mezzo-soprano Stella Doufexis. Outstanding orchestral support and excellent sound make this one of the most memorable lieder discs released this year. [Posted 26 August 2004]
Bob McQuiston, Tower Records, Washington, DC
Often more beautiful than the music of Richard Strauss, the creamy texture of soprano Angela Maria Blasi seduces the ear in the eleven songs for high voice, Marx using the orchestra to colour words in warm and subtle shades.
Yorkshire Post CD Review
The first set, eleven songs sung to perfection by soprano Angela Maria Blasi, are mostly short, usually strophic and have brilliant orchestral accompaniments and melodies reminiscent of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.
written by Berkant Haydin, an expert on the music of Joseph Marx
La Boheme - Buenos Aires, March 2006
...a singer who has already exhibited her polished style under the prestigious batons of Sir Colin Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Georges Pretre, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Giussepe Sinopoli. ...the angelical Italian (American) soprano Angela Maria Blasi made an impact last night with the sublime protagonist, Mimi. The beautiful and languid seamstress as vocalist was a complete artist who showed feeling, and knew fully how to transmit the tender romanticism of Puccini’s unforgettable feminine personage, an archetype role which singers on the rise covet to make their own. This remarkable artist exhibited exceptional control to cross all registers without effort, volume without loss of flexibility, musical continuity with relaxed confidence, and hard pathos; essential to this composition of great lyric fullness of emotion All evening and at every moment, a luxury at the Colon’s opening.
TELAM, for Carlos Vera 22 March 2006
...but nothing of this would have had the forcefulness that this production had without protagonists like Massimiliano Pisapia, of beautiful timbre, refinement, even breath and good diction, in addition to his convincing drama, and Angela Maria Blasi, of exquisite phrasing, vocal homogeneity and able voice, reminiscent of the vocal artistry of the eighteen hundreds, and that rare ability to attack in pianissimo.
PAGINA/12 24 March 2006
What made the return of Die Zauberflöte to the Met special - aside from the evergreen miracle of Mozart's music - were the debut of Angela Maria Blasi as Pamina and Mary Dunleavy's reasumption of the Queen of the Night.
Blasi is an American soprano who, since her victory in the 1982 Met National Council auditions, has gained wide experience in Europe's major theaters. A repertoire that includes Richard Strauss, Puccini, Weill and Gounod, as well as Donizetti and Mozart, makes it less surprising that her Pamina has such emotional impact and vocal strength. True, her share of the "Bei Männern" duet had its wonted delicacy and buoyancy. But "Die Wahrheit" glowed with moral radiance, and "Ach, ich fühl's" along with subsequent moments of anguish, took on tragic dimensions that most Mozart singers fail to reach.
Soprano Angela Maria Blasi gave the performance
of her career as Marguerite. Her beautiful timbre was immediately apparent
in an evenly sung if awkwardly staged "Roi de Thule" , and she was easily
up to the pyrotechnics of the juwel aria. Not until the despair of Act III's
"Il ne revient pas" the tortune of the church scene and her searing final
scene, however, did dramatic and vocal talent merge into a remarkable unity.
Faust - Opera
light soprano; her dramatic outbreaks in the last 2 acts showed great intensity.
Faust - Staatsoper
München Berliner Zeitung
and warm Marguerite of A.M.Blasi...
Faust - Frankischer
Marguerite vocal and mimic-gesticulativ with forcefulness strengh
Faust - Frankfurter
Angela Maria Blasi
was a ravishing and poised Liu..... Turandot in
Beijing- Opera Now 01/1999