Hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico, Angelica Mata’s ravishing mezzo-soprano has gained international recognition from opera’s most esteemed institutions and principals. Her colorful performances have delighted audiences spanning the globe, including Mexico, The United States, and Europe. Ms. Mata’s most eminent roles consist of Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Gianetta from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Stephano in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and Ciesca in Puccini’s comedy, Gianni Schicchi. Additionally, Ms. Mata has sung in Bizet’s beloved Carmen as Mercedes, and as Tasse chinoise/Chatte/Libellule in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges.
Ms. Mata has been the recipient of many awards, most notably gaining first prize in the International Opera Competition Sinaloa 2015. She also received first place in Southern Methodist University’s Concerto Competition in Dallas, while pursuing a Performance Diploma in 2017. Most recently, Ms. Mata has been bestowed an Encouragement grant in Opera de San Miguel where she also won the Highlands Opera Studio Prize, in Ontario, Canada. Moreover, Ms. Mata was a Finalist in National Competition Carlo Morelli, held in Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City in November 2019. Through her many active years, Ms. Mata has collected many regional and educational accolades including First Prize in the National Association for Teachers of Singing of Texoma and Second Place in the Voice Competition Maritza Aleman.
Ms. Mata trained under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Amelia Sierra at the Escuela Superior de Musica de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In 2019 Ms. Mata procured the attention of famed artists Placido Domingo, Elina Garanca, and Javier Camarena through a series of masterclasses and concerts sponsored by Opera Studio Beckmann where she was a featured artist last year. Ms. Mata’s former training includes the Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte Mexicano and the Taller de Opera Sinaloa.
Ms. Mata made her American Debut, singing Falla’s Amor Brujo with SMU orchestra in the Morton Meyerson Hall, the principal Symphony hall in Dallas, Texas this past April 20th. Is one of the winners of Raíz México a national social program of summer 2021 to perform and promote self-conscious to the public about the environment and the global warming through art.