About Deux Classical Vocal Duo
While Crystal and Angela have long enjoyed thriving careers as soloists, they have always genuinely preferred collaboration. Both singers are professionally based out of San Antonio, and in the fall of 2017 they made their official debut as Deux. By the end of the 2019 season they will have appeared together in over 40 recitals and concerts throughout South Texas and beyond. They recently appeared on the Artist Series at Texoma NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and have been featured artists on Texas Public Radio. Their repertoire includes a wide range of styles from early 17th century to art song, sacred music, opera, and also contemporary commissioned works.
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Angela Malek has enjoyed an international career as a coloratura soprano. She studied voice at Baylor University, Indiana University, and the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland as a Rotary Scholar, where she sang baroque opera with the Basel Opera Theater and recorded for Swiss National Radio. As a young professional in Minneapolis, she recorded with Dale Warland, sang roles with the baroque opera Ex Machina, and frequently appeared with local orchestras and choirs. In 1999 she returned to Europe and for ten years sang opera and concerts. Presently she lives in San Antonio, where she appears regionally as a soloist.
Crystal Jarrell Johnson is a two-time regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and holds degrees in voice from Indiana University and Abilene Christian University. She is an alumna of the young artist programs of San Diego Opera, Nashville Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Indianapolis Opera. Having appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies around the country, she now resides in San Antonio, Texas, where she teaches private voice and appears regularly as a soloist with various musical organizations around the region.