Angela Meade on Met Opera’s ‘Falstaff,’ Future Verdi Roles & Rossini in Turin

December 25th, 2013

Latinos Post | She watched her lover kill himself in Verdi’s Ernani for her Met debut. She was beheaded for perceived adultery in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena three years later. She then committed suicide as Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore in early 2013. And a few months ago she was ready to kill her children as the title character in Bellini’s Norma. All of this on the Metropolitan Opera no less.

Despite the tragic dimensions of most of her roles, Angela Meade feels extremely comfortable in the world of comic opera.

“It’s just a really fun show. I’ve never done anything like this,” said Meade during a recent conversation with Latinos Post about her performances as Alice Ford in the new Met production of Verdi’s Falstaff. “It’s so different from everything that I do. I play tragic characters where I die all the time. It’s nice to have fun and focus on the comedic side and enjoy working with my colleagues.”

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