Verdi Requiem with Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Seguin

January 3rd, 2013

“This October 21 concert had a last minute change that will go down as a ‘were you there the day’ occasion. It was announced that soprano Angela Meade (an Academy of Vocal Arts alum) would fill in for Marina Poplavskaya, who performed in the two previous concerts but was bowing out for the last owing to allergies. Meade, who filled in famously at the Met two years ago, stepped in with a flawless and electrifying performance. She made the ending of the ‘Libera Me’ passionate, sonic, and supple; and she was utterly one with the chorus. It was a moment of vocal gold.”

American Record Guide, Lewis Whittington (January/February 2013)