ANGELA DENOKE was born in Stade near Hamburg and studied voice and piano at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" of Hamburg. For four years, the soprano was a member of the Stuttgart Opera, appearing as Alice in Falstaff, Eva in Der Meistersinger, Marschallin in Rosenkavalier, Lisa in Pique Dame, Marie in Wozzeck, and Agathe in der Freischütz.
Denoke made a triumphal first appearance at the Salzburg Festival 1997 as Marie in Alban Berg's Wozzeck with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. She returned to the festival in1998 with her outstanding portrayal of Katja Kabanova, and, that same year, she reprised her role as Marie in Wozzeck in Hamburg. In 1999 she appeared in the double part of Venus/Elisabeth in Tannhauser under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in Berlin and as Sieglinde in WALKÜRE in Stuttgart. Other special achievements were her portrayals of JENUFA under Seiji Ozawa in 2002 and Kundry in PARSIFAL in 2004 under Donald Runnicles, both at the Vienna State Opera. She has also appeared at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Dresden, Théâtre du Châtelet. San Francisco Opera, and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.
Denoke made her U.S. debut in 2001 under Daniel Barenboim, one of her artistic mentors, as Sieglinde in a concert version of Walkure Act I with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and at New York's Carnegie Hall. She has appeared in concert under the direction of esteemed conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta. Christoph Eschenbach, Ivan Fischer, Valery Gergiev, and Sir Simon Rattle in Mahler's Second Symphony, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and Strauss' Four Last Songs.
Upcoming performances include Marschallin in Rosenkavalier at the Met, recitals in Dresden and Vienna as well as a concert at the Bolshoi, and Cardillac at the Paris Opera.