Met soprano makes Pittsburgh debut at gala

October 16th, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Meade’s career began at the Met with a win at the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which the soprano has since followed with successful performances on that legendary stage and elsewhere. Christopher Hahn, then artistic director of Pittsburgh Opera and now its general director, was a judge in the competition that started her career.

“She was a great find as many times one discovers at those Met auditions, but she was just sort of starting out, so obviously I watched [her career] with great interest,” Mr. Hahn said. “It’s great when an initial impulse, the first impression, then over a period of time is vindicated.”

While she has sung on two occasions with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Meade, 37, makes her Pittsburgh Opera debut on Saturday in “Grand and Glorious,” a one-night gala concert at the Benedum Center.

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