Saratoga Performing Arts Center debut with Philadelphia Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Seguin

August 3rd, 2012

“In Verdi’s ‘Pace, pace, mio Dio!’ soprano Meade fulfilled her considerable potential with voice, words, and meaning coming together in a fully realized operatic statement. During ‘Ecco: respire appena’ from Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, she floated pianissimos worthy of Montserrat Caballé.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns (August 2012)

Philly’s Opera Night Rich with Highlights

“The singers were still relatively young, but there were only two — soprano Angela Meade and tenor Bryan Hymel — and each was stunning. … Too many highlights flew by to name them all here, but Meade was amazing with ‘Violetta’s Waltz’ from ‘La Traviata.’ One just wanted to gasp for air after she finished that big-breathed coloratura prelude. She was also lovely in the more gentle and sustained ‘Pace, pace, mio dio!’ from ‘La Forze del Destino,’ accompanied by those endless harp arpeggios.”

Albany Times-Union, Joseph Dalton (August 2012)