Angela Meade’s summer includes star turns across the U.S., plus the Edinburgh Festival in Graham Vick’s William TellJune 3rd, 2014
Angela Meade – fresh from Metropolitan Opera triumphs as Bellini’s Norma and as Alice Ford in Falstaff – has a busy summer ahead. The soprano will perform at festivals across the U.S. from June through August. She launches her summer season as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony under Marin Alsop (June 5-8) before taking on the title role of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia in her return to the Caramoor International Music Festival (July 12, 18). The Washington State native also headlines two festivals in Oregon: she sings Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata for the gala opening concert of the Astoria Music Festival (June 14), and the title role of Bellini’s Norma for Portland’s SummerFest (Aug 8). Last month Meade appeared for the first time in Italy, with her role debut as Mathilde in a new production of Rossini’s Guglielmo Tell by esteemed director Graham Vick at the Teatro Regio di Torino. Hailed by the Financial Times as “a major achievement” and “musically … a treat”, Torino’s Guglielmo Tell travels with Meade and the rest of the cast for concert performances under conductor Gianandrea Noseda at Italy’s Stresa Music Festival (Aug 22) and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland (Aug 25). A U.S. tour will follow in December with stops in Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
For her first appearances as the Austrian princess Mathilde in Rossini’s William Tell, Angela joins a strong cast, including Dalibor Jenis and John Osborn, in a new production of the rarely heard opera from renowned English director Graham Vick, CBE, at the Teatro Regio di Torino. Principal Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads the orchestra (May 7, 11 & 18). Next season, Angela and the cast will reunite to reprise their roles at New York’s Carnegie Hall (Dec 7), during the Teatro Regio di Torino’s upcoming U.S. Tour.
This European debut follows on the heels of Meade’s “enormous success” (New York Times) in New York, where she recently headlined Bellini’s Norma and showed off her comic chops in Verdi’s Falstaff, both at the Metropolitan Opera, with the latter seen worldwide in the Met’s Live in HD series. She also graced a “dream team of opera singers” (New York Times) at a special Richard Tucker Centennial Gala, broadcast Live from Lincoln Center on PBS-TV.
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Following a triumphant return to the Metropolitan Opera this fall in Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’s Falstaff, the “next great Verdian soprano” (Baltimore Sun) crosses the Atlantic for her debut at Germany’s Oper Frankfurt next month (Feb 16 & 18). Angela brings the role of Fidelia to life in a concert version of Puccini’s Edgar at the famed opera house, opposite fellow Beverly Sills Award winner and Academy of Vocal Arts alum Bryan Hymel. Marc Soustrot conducts the rarely heard early Puccini work.
Later in the month, the soprano travels to the sunshine state for performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the Jacksonville Symphony and Chorus (Feb 27 & 28). Click here for a full list of upcoming appearances.
Angela Meade to give intimate performance for Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS on Dec 12November 22nd, 2013
Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS continues its 2013-14 Michael Palm Series of benefit house concerts in New York City with an intimate performance by rising-star soprano Angela Meade on Thursday December 12. The event – held at the magnificent TriBeCa loft of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon – begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Recipient of the Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Award, Angela has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera since her professional debut in 2008. Last month she wowed critics and audiences in her first Met performances in the title role of Bellini’s Norma. She was paired in that production with fellow Met National Council Auditions winner Jamie Barton, causing “some old-school pandemonium in the house” (New Yorker critic Alex Ross), and moving the New York Times to proclaim “they are a duo that every opera lover should hear.” In December Meade will make her role debut as Alice Ford in a new-to-the-Met production of Falstaff, conducted by James Levine. Two days after her Classical Action recital, her performance in Falstaff will be beamed to movie theaters worldwide in the Met: Live in HD series. Tickets for her Classical Action benefit performance on December 12 can be purchased online at classicalaction.org or by calling 212-997-7717.