Opera’s Next Wave

August 1st, 2012

Opera News | Audiences have hungered for a singer like Angela Meade for a long time. She’s a genuine soprano drammatico d’agilità, and while she may not have a particularly dramatic temperament, there’s no question that she has a voice to be reckoned with: it’s beautiful, it’s sizable, and it moves. Meade was born in Centralia, Washington, and studied at the University of Southern California and Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts. She arrived on the scene sounding like a winner, as she swept most of the major U.S. competitions. (She claims to have entered sixty in all, winning fifty-seven of those, and she has won top prizes from the Met National Council, George London Foundation, Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation and many others.) Recently Meade told Classic Talk, “I’m retired [from competitions] — there will be lots of singers happy to hear me say that.”

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