Member – Angelica Hesse

Pirates of Penzance is Angelica’s first production with Light Opera of Portland. Her life as a singer began in early childhood — as she played by herself, singing the dialogue of entire imaginative scenes! Recently, Angelica has performed with the Eugene Opera Chorus, Vox Femina (PSU), Northwest Sacred Music Chorale (ID/WA), and the Bainbridge Chorale (WA). While teaching in Waldorf schools, she directed plays and taught middle school choir classes. Currently, she works as a freelance graphic designer ( and is pursuing a music degree at PSU. Angelica thanks her parents for introducing her to classical music and her current voice teacher, Hannah Penn, for kicking her butt and encouraging her to chase the dream!

Angelica has performed in the Light Opera of Portland’s: