Tonight, following her triumphant European appearances in the same production, Angela launches a North American tour with Italy’s Teatro Regio di Torino and Gianandrea Noseda, headlining concert performances of William Tell in Chicago (Dec 3), Toronto (Dec 5), New York City’s Carnegie Hall (Sun, Dec 7), and Ann Arbor (Dec 9). The New York performance marks the soprano’s second engagement at the Stern Auditorium this season, and she continues to dominate the Manhattan cultural scene in the New Year. For her eagerly awaited New York Philharmonic debut, she joins the orchestra for three accounts of Verdi’s Requiem with Alan Gilbert at Avery Fisher Hall (Jan 15-17), and she also looks forward to revisiting one of her jaw-dropping 57 vocal competition wins, sharing the stage with fellow George London Award-winner Nicholas Pallesen for a George London Recital at the Morgan Library (Jan 11). As Opera News explained in its November cover story, when Meade became the youngest singer ever selected as the face of the magazine’s annual “Diva” issue, “Easily the most talked-about soprano of her generation, … Meade inhabits her stardom. … [She is] not just an extravagantly accomplished singer but a diva now thoroughly in her element.”
Angela’s performance in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia from last summer’s Caramoor Festival will air on WQXR this Saturday at 12pm ET, and nationally through the WFMT Radio Network’s syndicated opera series. The New York Times hailed Angela’s “extraordinarily powerful and multifaceted soprano” and Opera News noted, “Angela Meade took the title role, giving as accomplished a performance as I’ve ever seen from her – which is saying quite a lot…This was the true work of a prima donna.” Click here for more info.
Angela is on the cover of the 13th annual “Diva” issue of Opera News – on sale now – and is the youngest singer ever selected for a “Diva” issue cover. Each year, this special edition of the magazine documents the most noteworthy prima donnas; great singers who have topped the list in previous seasons include Maria Callas, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Anna Netrebko. In the November issue, the honors are Angela’s, and a feature-length cover story by Fred Cohn profiles her burgeoning career. As she explains: “I am so honored to be featured on the cover of Opera News’s iconic ‘Diva’ issue. I’ve been an avid reader of the magazine since I started singing in college and it’s a huge honor to be on the same cover as the legendary singers I look up to!” Click here to read the Opera News cover story on Angela.
Angela Meade Takes Manhattan, with NY Phil Debut, Carnegie Concerts, Met Ernani, George London Recital, and Richard Tucker Gala in 2014-15September 22nd, 2014
Angela Meade – the face of Opera News’s forthcoming annual “Diva” issue – dominates the New York cultural scene this season. In concert, the American soprano makes her New York Philharmonic debut under Alan Gilbert’s direction in Verdi’s Requiem (Jan 15-17), and gives two performances at Carnegie Hall, first joining the Philadelphia Orchestra for Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony (Oct 31), and then starring in Rossini’s William Tell with Italy’s Teatro Regio di Torino led by Gianandrea Noseda (Dec 7), in the penultimate stop on their North American tour. With James Levine on the podium, she sings opposite Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera, reprising Elvira, the role in which she made her career-launching professional debut on the same stage (March 20-April 11). The laureate of no fewer than 57 vocal competitions, she also revisits three of her most prestigious wins this season, partnering fellow George London Award-winner Nicholas Pallesen for a George London Recital at the Morgan Library (Jan 11); joining fellow Tucker Award-winners as well as Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, and other operatic luminaries for the annual Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall (Oct 12); and hosting the Met’s National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert (Mar 22), in which her own triumph was chronicled in the PBS-TV documentary The Audition. Beyond Manhattan, Meade is scheduled to sing in Beethoven’s “Choral” Symphony under the leadership of Donald Runnicles with the Atlanta Symphony (Oct 2-5), and, celebrating the eminent Scottish conductor’s 60th birthday, on a tour of his homeland with the BBC Scottish Symphony (Nov 13-16). Finally, following her summer success in the title role of Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival, she looks forward to singing another Donizetti opera: the role of Hélène d’Egmont in a recording of Le duc d’Albe for the Opera Rara label (June).
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