Lecturer, Pianist, Coach
Angela Gooch joined the opera faculty in 2018 as pianist, coach, and music director of Opera Project. She also serves on the faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She has been honored by the NFAA and named in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers as one the arts most distinguished teachers. Ms. Gooch served on faculty at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts where she served ten years as the Head of the voice program.
Ms. Gooch served as music director of the Opera Theatre of Weston in VT for 10 years where she most recently music directed the east coast premiere of Nolan Gasser’s The Secret Garden. Ms. Gooch has also spent a great deal of her career as an operatic soprano. A frequent performer with Opera Boston, she has performed many roles in newer or rarely performed works, from Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny to Weber’s Der Freischutz. Most recently she recorded Rorem’s Our Town and Barber’s Hand of Bridge with Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Other Credits include Voice of the Fountain in Golijov’s Grammy award winning Ainadamar, Ward’s opera The Crucible, and Sawyer’s Our American Cousin, in which she created the role of Mary Lincoln with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.