A Whirlwind summer of Verdi, Martinu, Mahler, Rossini, and more! Angela Meade’s summer included a “power-house” (Washington Post) performance for the Washington Concert Opera 30th Anniversary Concert, a recital with Performance Santa Fe where Opera Today stated that “When we listen to Meade, we begin to know the sound of golden age singing”, Martinu’s The Epic of Gilgamesh with the Grant Park Music Festival where it was said that her “plush dramatic soprano was made to order for the courtesan’s seductive solo” (Chicago Tribune), Mahler’s 8th Symphony with the NHK Symphony, Rossini’s Ermione with the Russian National Orchestra, and a debut with Madrid’s Teatro Real as Lucrezia Contarini in Verdi’s I Due Foscari where it was said that “Her voice is especially well suited to the character, with sufficient amplitude and a beautiful timbre.” (Seen and Heard International).
Angela returns to Madrid this fall to bring her acclaimed interpretation of Bellini’s Norma to Teatro Real, then joins Alberto Zedda to make her debuts at the Opéra de Lyon and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as the title role in Rossini’s Ermione, and Seville will see her debut in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena with the Teatro de la Maestranza.
Angela Meade offered a “glittering performance” (New York Times) in the title role of Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York presented at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center under the baton of Eve Queler.
In its review of her performance the New York Times stated “The final act contains some stunningly dark and desperate music, with a funerary chorus, ominous drums and a bravura aria for Parisina, “Ugo è spento,” in which she veers between shocked grief and vindictive rage. Ms. Meade’s plush soprano, with a silvery glint that sharpens when she sings forte, eloquently expressed her character’s volatility and pain. The leaps, runs and ornaments of this role, which presses at the extremes of a soprano’s register, held no terrors for her.” New York Times
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Angela Meade is excited to announce the February 26, 2016 release of her debut recording with Opera Rara! She and Michael Spyres are a vocal match made in heaven (Presto Classical) and she dispatches her sizzling arias with magnificent power and assurance (The Times UK). This Donizetti rarity is a thrilling masterpiece, conducted brilliantly by Sir Mark Elder.
Head to OPERA RARA to purchase your copy today! Listen below for a sneak peak.
Angela Meade returns to the Metropolitan Opera in one of her signature roles, Leonora in Il Trovatore, through February 13th.
“One of the primary reasons to see Il Trovatore before the end of the month is to get a glimpse of the female lead—Angela Meade. Arguably the best young American soprano. This role provides her with an excellent opportunity to show her abilities–including the wonderful color of her voice and an outstanding high register. Meade’s talent alone should bring you into the opera house to see Il Trovatore.” NY Sports Day.
Performances of David McVicar’s production continue on February 9th & 13th under the baton of Marco Armiliato. Find tickets to Il Trovatore and more information here.