New Year’s Eve with the Philadelphia Orchestra

January 2nd, 2016

“The remarkable soprano, who headlined The Philadelphia Orchestra‘s New Year’s Eve concert, was in absolute breathtaking form as she returned to the ensemble for her first ever December 31st gala….Ms. Meade clearly demonstrated that mastery of the Italian composer (Verdi), bringing the audience to their feet after her powerful rendition of “Pace, pace, mio Dio!” from La Forza del Destino… She had the same effect on the crowd after intermission, causing quite a stir during “Sempre libera” from La Traviata. Her tenor husband, John Myers, was planted in the audience and surprised everyone when he began to sing in the middle of her performance. It was truly a remarkable moment….She also brought a level of warmth and tenderness to her interpretation of yet another iconic work from the operatic cannon, Puccini’s La Boheme, singing “Mi chiamano Mimi” with amazing sensitivity.”

— Bryan Buttler,