Soprano Angelique Zuluaga has performed opera, oratorio, and chamber music throughout the U.S. and South America and can be found frequently collaborating with composers in new works. Her voice has been described as “free-floating and unfettered” (Bloomington Herald Times), “dark and delicate” (Indy Star), and “exquisite and expressive voice, capable of a wide dynamic range from the most delicate sotto voce pianissimos to full-voiced fortissimo coloratura passages” (Monterey Herald Times). In 2012 she was hailed by Fanfare magazine as a performer of “gusto and finesse”.
Recent and upcoming engagements include concerts with Philharmonia Baroque, soprano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony for the inaugural concert of Soundbox under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and recitals throughout the bay area with the Poldowski Project. Additional recent performances include the role of The Mother in Menotti’s Amahl & The Night Visitors with the Monterey Symphony Orchestra, and performances with early music ensemble Valley of Heart's Delight in the South bay.
Past performance highlights include; soloist in Brahm’s Requiem with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia with the orchestra of St. Luke’s at Zankel Hall under the direction of Ton Koopman, and soprano soloist with the Youth Orchestra of the America’s St. Matthew Passion Brazilian tour under the direction of Kent Nagano. An avid performer of contemporary music she created the role of Chirinos in the world premiere of “Las Cuerdas del titiritero” by Gerardo Dirié, and collaborated with Aguavá New Music Studio in the world premiere of Aurelio De La Vega’s Variacion del Recuerdo at the Coolidge auditorium of Library of Congress. Recent premieres include a guest recital of contemporary art songs at Mannes College as part of the 2012 festival Composers Now featuring over half a dozen world and U.S. premieres.
Opera roles include Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte-Mozart), Norina (Don Pasquale-Donizetti), La Musica (Orfeo-Monteverdi), Edilia (Almira-Handel), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice-Glück), Amore (Ballo delle Ingrate-Monteverdi), L’amour (Pygmalion-Rameau), Tamiri (Il Re Pastore-Mozart), and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas-Purcell).
Winner of Indiana University's 2006 Latin American Fellowship, she also holds awards, grants and scholarships for her performance, research and concert programming from the Early Music Institute of Indiana University, The Latin American Music Center of Indiana University, Metropolitan Opera Council, Universidad Del Valle National Art Prizes, and the Embassy of Spain.
Ms. Zuluaga began her singing career in Cali, Colombia, South America where she received her Licenciatura en Música with Emperatriz Figueroa as her major professor in voice at the Universidad del Valle . Further studies in music led her to the Jacobs School of Music and Early Music Institute at Indiana University where she completed two master degrees in voice performance and early music.