Angela Kerrison is a talented lyric soprano who was born and raised in Gaborone, Botswana. She pursued her passion for music by studying at the University of Cape Town's Music College, where she obtained a Diploma in Opera Performance. During her time as a student, she received vocal training from renowned vocal pedagogue Sarita Stern. Angela also benefited from the expertise of stage directors Angelo Gobbato and Aviva Pelham.
After graduating, Angela joined Cape Town Opera's Studio for young artists and later became a contracted soloist at Cape Town Opera. Her repertoire expanded as she took on various roles, including Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel in 2003, Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas in 2002, Adele in Strauss' Die Fledermaus in 2004, and Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata in 2005.
In 2006, Angela's talent and dedication were recognized when she won and performed the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the UNESCO Don Giovanni International Singing Competition in Verona, Italy. This achievement propelled her towards a career in Europe, and she successfully auditioned for the prestigious International Opera Studio at the Zürich Opera House in Switzerland. As a member of the ensemble, Angela had numerous opportunities to showcase her skills on the renowned Zürich Opera stage. One of her notable performances was as Gräfin Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto, which was recorded and released on DVD.
Continuing to pursue excellence, Angela participated in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburger Summer Festival in 2008. The following year, she was chosen as an understudy for the role of Theodora in Händel's Theodora, directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Ivor Bolton.
Angela's talent and versatility were further displayed during her temporary engagement at the Heidelberg State Theater. She delivered captivating performances as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo, Servilia in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, and Servilia in Vivaldi's Tito Manlio. Her outstanding portrayal in the Vivaldi opera earned her a nomination for the prestigious Faust Theater Prize in 2009.
Maintaining a strong connection with Cape Town Opera, Angela embarked on a tour as Julie in Hammerstein's Showboat. She performed at notable venues such as the Théàtre dû Chàtelet in Paris in 2010 and later at the Birmingham Theater, Wales Millennium Center, and Bord Gas Energy Theater in Dublin in 2014.
In recent years, Angela has been focused on rebuilding her vocal technique, receiving guidance from the accomplished soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, who currently sings at the Bremen State Opera in Germany. This ongoing dedication to her craft demonstrates Angela's unwavering commitment to her artistry and pursuit of musical excellence.2022 she made her debut as Hanna Glawari in Léhar's Die lustige Witwe with Operettenbühne Hombrechtikon, Switzerland. 2023 she performed Rosalinde in Strauss' Die Fledermaus with Operettenbühne Bremgarten, Switzerland.