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Looking Ahead to the 2017-18 Season

May 24th, 2017


As part of a resplendent season, Angela will sing the title roles of Bellini’s Norma and Rossini’s Semiramide at the Metropolitan Opera and Alcina with the Washington National Opera for their first-ever staging of Handel’s baroque masterpiece. In a season filled with titular roles, Angela will return to Oper Frankfurt in a role debut of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur and bring her acclaimed interpretation of Giselda in Verdi’s I Lombardi in her return to Teatro Regio di Torino. Under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Performance Santa Fe, she will present solo recitals with pianist Danielle Orlando. In concert, Angela will return to the Allentown Symphony Orchestra alongside her husband, tenor John Matthew Myers, for an evening of Opera Arias and Duets, Seattle Symphony for Beethoven’s Nineth Symphony, debut with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Verdi’s Requiem and with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin for performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony.

A Whirlwind summer of Verdi, Martinu, Mahler, Rossini, and more!

September 29th, 2016

Rossini Ermione MoscowA 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.

Acclaim for Parisina d’Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York

May 6th, 2016

Parisina 1Angela 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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Debut recording with Opera Rara

February 26th, 2016

 

Le Duc D'Albe

 

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.