Upcoming opportunities to see Zachary

Messiah

Bass soloist

December 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm

First United Methodist Church

100 W Cossitt Ave. LaGrange, IL

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An Incomplete Education

Pausanias

March 13 & 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

March 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

2120 Lincoln Street, Evanston, IL


Trifles

Lewis Hale

March 26, 27, & 28, 2020 at 8:00pm

March 29, 2020 at 3:00pm

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

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Press

Zachary Angus displayed an earnest and spinning instrument as the title character, caressing every phrase…

Full review of Joseph’s Gift  by Aaron Hunt for Chicago Theater Review.

…holding the audience closely while his strong yet agile voice carried us to “where the lemon blossom grows.”

Full review of Little Women by Heather Holmquist for Eugene Register Guard.

His gleaming smile and strong baritone simply float across the footlights.

Full review of H.M.S. Pinafore by Colin Douglas for Chicago Theater Review.

About Zachary

Zachary Angus is a lyric baritone praised by Chicago Theater Review for his “earnest and spinning instrument.” Recently, he was chosen by Francis Lynch to create the eponymous role in the Chicago composer’s first opera, Joseph’s Gift. He has also appeared as Friedrich Bhaer in Eugene Opera’s production of Mark Adamo’s Little Women. In recent seasons he has been featured in a number of productions both around Chicago and on the west coast; as Marco (Gianni Schicchi, Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra), Bartley (Riders to the Sea, SCCO), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore, SCCO), Claudio (Béatrice et Bénédict, Eugene Opera), Captain Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore, The Savoyaires of Evanston), and Pangloss/Cacambo/Martin (Candide, Opera Notre Dame).

As former baritone section leader of The Choir of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston, Mr. Angus has performed as a soloist in a number of sacred works ranging from Messiah, to Bob Chilcott’s contemporary Passion.

Two years of graduate studies at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts gave Mr. Angus the opportunity to perform ten operatic roles in repertoire ranging from Baroque through Minimalist pieces. Through CCPA, he has also had the opportunity to perform as a chorister at Chicago’s Symphony Center in Poulenc’s Gloria and Orff’s Carmina Burana, the latter with Chicago Sinfonietta under the baton of Mei-Ann Chen.

For his undergraduate studies, Mr. Angus attended The University of Notre Dame, where he originally intended to major in aerospace engineering. After two years and the realization that he was spending far more time and energy in practice rooms and theaters than in libraries and study sessions, he officially changed majors to music performance. His collegiate career was marked by the opportunity to perform the titular characters in both Sweeney Todd and Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Notre Dame.

Raised in a small town outside of Rochester, NY in a family steeped in its Scottish traditions and heritage, Mr. Angus’ first exposure to music came through learning to play the Great Highland bagpipe from his first music teacher, his father. Through the course of his adolescence he also took up cello, trumpet, electric guitar, and, of course, singing. Mr. Angus currently studies with Judith Haddon.