With a voice that has been described as “pure, lovely, vibrant, truthful, and lustrous,” Claire Vangelisti has found success on both national and international stages, singing repertoire from Bach to Berg. Equally as comfortable on the operatic and concert stage as in the chamber music or recital setting, Vangelisti’s body of work ranges from performing most major soprano roles in the oratorio repertoire, both in the U.S. and in Europe, to singing leading roles in the operatic repertoire throughout the South and Southwest. An avid champion of the music of living composers, Vangelisti has both revitalized and premiered the works of several living composers such as Libby Larsen, Daron Hagen, Steve Danyew, Roger Jones, Ethan Wickman, and Eurico Carrapatoso, to name a few. Originally a native of Seattle, Washington, Vangelisti moved to the South via Austin, Texas where she completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts at The University of Texas. Currently Vangelisti resides in Monroe where she serves as Professor of Music, Voice Program Coordinator at ULM, and Louisiana District Governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.