Soprano Angela Meade basks in role of Elvira in Met production of ‘Ernani,’ this time with plenty of preparation

February 19th, 2012

Cleveland Plain Dealer | Angela Meade experienced a dizzying series of firsts when she appeared as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera in March 2008.

It was the first time she sang the role, her first complete performance at the Met and – get this – her debut with a professional opera company.

The soprano from Centralia, Washington, had only previously performed on the Met stage as a finalist in the company’s 2007 National Council Auditions, of which she was named a winner. (The drama can be seen in the DVD documentary The Audition.)

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