Angela Meade: From the Northwest to Opera Stardom

April 10th, 2015

Northwest Public Radio | This month, the Northwest native Angela Meade will grace the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York in Verdi’s Ernani.The Centralia native is no newcomer to opera, and has maintained a buzz of international excitement from critics and opera fans alike, since the beginning of her career in 2008.

Meade was on the Opera News’ cover in their 13th Diva Issue in November. Chronicling her rise to stardom, Fred Cohn wrote:

“In more than thirty years of attending performances of Norma, I had never encountered a soprano able to negotiate the monumental title role accurately and without technical compromise. That is, until July 10, 2010, at the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, New York, when Angela Meade, then thirty-two, sang the role, beginning to end, just as I had always hoped to hear it — with a plush, large-scale sound; a secure, ringing top; an incisive lower range; and, above all, with a realization of every note of the score, with the treacherous coloratura passages voiced firmly, fully — and thrillingly. Here was that rare creature, a dramatic soprano d’agilità.”

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