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Angelique Mouyis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Greek-Cypriot parents. In 2021, she received her PhD in Music from Rutgers University under Robert Aldridge and Rebecca Cypess. She also has a Masters Degree in Music Composition with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand under Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph, and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Angelique’s opera Family written with librettist Gabe Caruso will premier in May 2022 along with another ten 15-minute operas as part of the NYU/Tisch opera lab in collaboration with AOP. Her opera Bessie: The Blue-Eyed Xhosa (written with Mkhululi Z. Mabija) was produced by Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School in 2015 as part of their Four: 30 - Operas Made in South Africa series. Other productions include Forget this City (Enthuse Theatre) and The Boy Who Never Grows Up (Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute). Her compositions and songs have been performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge (New York, NY), Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Centre (New York, NY), The Zipper Factory (New York, NY), Goodspeed (East Haddam, CT), Barrington Stage Company (Pittsfield, MA), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), Broadway au Carré (Paris, France), the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (Grahamstown, South Africa), and venues such as The Dance Factory (Newtown, Johannesburg). She is also the author of Mikis Theodorakis: Finding Greece in his Music (Kerkyra Publishers, 2010). Awards include the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) post-graduate studies scholarship as well as the prestigious Ernest Oppenheimer Overseas Scholarship for the Performing Arts. She continues to compose for a variety of ensembles, inspired by her Greek, South African and American experiences, and of course, her love for the theatre.
Photo by Michael Mouyis