High notes for SoCal soprano

From Associated Press

Soprano Deborah Voigt signed her first contract for solo recordings Thursday, an exclusive deal with Angel Records/EMI.

Her first release for the label under the contract is a collection of Wagner and Strauss arias. The recording was made in September with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Richard Armstrong; it is set for release March 9.

Voigt, who grew up in Anaheim and attended Cal State Fullerton, is scheduled to host the New York Philharmonic’s Christmas concert on Dec. 7, and her Carnegie Hall recital debut is scheduled for April 7.