Verdi Requiem with Baltimore Symphony

June 23rd, 2011

“[Meade] gave a sensational account of the pivotal soprano solo on Thursday. The way she floated the ‘Sed signifer’ portion of the ‘Offertorio’ matched perfectly the text’s description of a ‘holy light.’ Could Meade be the next great Verdian soprano? I might take that bet.”

Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith (Baltimore Symphony, June 2011)

“There were some shining solo moments, particularly from soprano Angela Meade, whose projection and ability to change the color of the voice in any register set her apart.”

The Washington Post, Robert Battey (Baltimore Symphony, June 2011)

She has a tremendously powerful and flexible dramatic voice, and she blew the rest of the quartet out of the water in terms of both power and subtlety. Even at the loudest parts of the score, with the entire BSO at full bore, Meade’s voice sailed clearly over the fray, while she also had suave control of her voice at soft dynamics, shimmering in the stratosphere in the ‘Lacrymosa’ movement.”

The Washingtonian, Charles T. Downey (Baltimore Symphony, June 2011)