Behind the Singer
Soprano, Ana Rangel Ortiz, holds a master's degree from University of Redlands and a bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles, both with an emphasis in vocal performance. Commenced in Fall 2023, Ana is continuing her music education by pursuing her D.M.A. at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently, she sings for the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs as Lead Singer, and is an active member of the Las Vegas Master Singers as Soprano.
Opera roles include Rosalinda from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Ana premiered in her first operatic role in Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox, and performed in an original "popera” called Expectation. Other roles include First Witch from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Alcibiades and Phaedrus in Erik Satie's Socrates, and Page in Strauss' Salome. Musical theater credits include Cosette from Les Misérables and Cinderella from Into the Woods.
Since graduating with her master's, the newly married Mrs. Rangel Ortiz went back to her hometown in the Coachella Valley, where she has been an active participant and supporter of the local music and theater organizations, including: California Desert Chorale, where she has been serving as an active board member since 2019, and an ensemble singer and hired soloist since 2014; Children's Playtime Productions, where she became the voice teacher for the vocal club; and Palm Canyon Theatre, where she sang as a soloist in concerts and performed lead roles in full show productions. In addition, she opened her own vocal studio Desert Songbird Vocal Studio, which has been successfully running since opening in February 2022.