Angela Meade brings her “astounding” (New Yorker) portrayal of Bellini’s Norma to the Los Angeles Opera, opening November 21. She sings opposite the Adalgisa of Jamie Barton and Russell Thomas as Pollione, telling the story of a love affair that brings two mortal enemies together during a time of war. “Angela Meade and Jamie Barton [in Norma]… are a duo that every opera lover should hear,” wrote the New York Times of a previous performance.
James Conlon conducts Anne Bogart’s production, which opens on November 21 with repeat performances on November 29 as well as December 2, 5, 10, and 13. Find tickets and more information here.
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Angela’s “plush-voiced, wise” (New York Times) portrayal of Alice Ford in Verdi’s comic opera Falstaff is now available to own on DVD and BluRay. James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s production in this performance, which was originally transmitted to movie theaters worldwide on December 14, 2015 as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Decca Classics release features a cast that also includes Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg, and Franco Vassallo as Ford.
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Stepping in at the last minute and reuniting with conductor Markus Stenz, Angela Meade makes her St. Louis Symphony debut on Friday, October 9 as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9. Joining Angela for the triumphant “Ode to Joy” are mezzo-soprano Theodora Hanslowe, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Eric Owens, as well as the St. Louis Symphony Chorus under the direction of Amy Kaiser. Repeat performances of the program, which also includes Wagner’s Parsifal, take place on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.