Angela Denoke was born in Stade near Hamburg in Germany. After completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, she joined the ensemble of the Theater Ulm followed by the Stuttgart State Opera. She was voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt in 1999. She is closely associated with the Vienna State Opera and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.
She has sung at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Netherlands Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and in Paris at the Châtelet, Bastille and Palais Garnier. She has appeared in recital in Vienna, Berlin, Cologne and the Edinburgh Festival, and has sung in Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim in Berlin and New York. She has sung Erwartung with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirill Petrenko and made her début at the Bavarian State Opera as Salome.
Her recordings include Beethoven’s Choral Symphony (with Daniel Barenboim), Wozzeck (with Ingo Metzmacher) and Fidelio (with Sir Simon Rattle), Die tote Stadt, Die Walküre, and Kát’a Kabanová.