Angela’s Summer of Debuts

May 3rd, 2012

Starting this month and continuing throughout the summer, Angela will be making high-profile debuts in opera houses and festivals around the US and Europe. On May 9, she sings her first Lucrezia Contarini, the female lead in Verdi’s I due Foscari, debuting with Deutsche Oper Berlin in the company’s premiere presentation of the opera.

In August, Angela makes a trio of major U.S. music festival debuts in Cleveland, Ohio; Saratoga, New York; and Aspen, Colorado. First, on August 5, is the Blossom Music Festival‘s “Night at the Opera” — an evening celebrating beloved arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti — with tenor Michael Fabiano, the Cleveland Orchestra and conductor Johannes Debus. On August 9, Meade debuts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center under conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an “Italian Opera Night” that features fellow AVA alumnus Bryan Hymal. The program consists of arias and duets by Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, and Cilea, and is crowned by the final duet from Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. And finally, on August 19, Angela makes her debut at the Aspen Music Festival as a soloist in Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 (“Symphony of a Thousand”) under conductor Robert Spano.