Angela celebrates Verdi’s bicentennial this summer at Caramoor

June 26th, 2013

On June 27, Angela sings Verdi’s Ave Maria, volgarizzata da Dante for soprano and strings at Caramoor’s unique and evocative Spanish Courtyard. The following week she brings the role of Duchess Hélène to life in the French version of the composer’s opera Les vêpres siciliennes (July 6). These performances mark Angela’s first time at Caramoor since she received raves for her portrayal of Bellini’s Norma. In its review of her performance, Opera News exclaimed, “the evening’s knockout – soprano Angela Meade, whose ‘Casta Diva’ was nothing less than revelation,” while the New York Times declared, “Angela Meade powered out a ‘Casta Diva’ from Bellini’s  Norma that left everyone breathless.” In celebration of the composers birth, last week WQXR’s Operavore and Caramoor presented a special sneak peak at “Verdi in Paris,” the theme of this year’s Bel Canto at Caramoor.  The program included rarely-heard songs as well as duets and arias from Les vêpres siciliennes in their original French, highlighting the influence of the time Verdi spent in Paris on his music. Click here to watch.