Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

May 23rd, 2017

“Angela Meade gave the finest performance of the night in the trio “Qual volutta trascorrere (What wondrous pleasure I feel)” from Verdi’s “I Lombardi,” a gleaming soprano that teamed with tenor Michael Fabiano and bass-baritone Gunther Groissbock.”

Washington Post

“And while that was excellent on its own, things only got better when Angela Meade, Michael Fabiano, and Günther Groissböck came onstage. The trio of singers were perfectly matched, their voices soaring throughout Verdi’s glorious melody. Levine from the pit brought excellent balance from the voices and the orchestra, Chan’s violin an ever-present force. According to the program, Meade and Fabiano are slated to sing this opera in the future.”

WQXR Operawire, David Salazar

“Especially notable were Angela Meade and Michael Fabiano in a white-hot duet from Verdi’s I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata, which they are scheduled to star in in the future.”

WQXR Operavore, Fred Plotkin

“The evening offers real nuggets…Angela Meade electrifies in the trio of I Lombardi.”

Forum Opera, Jean Michel Pennetier

“The performers on Sunday included cherished veterans like Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming and James Morris; artists at the peaks of their careers, like Anna Netrebko and Joyce DiDonato; and younger singers on the brink of greatness, like Vittorio Grigolo, Pretty Yende and Angela Meade.”

New York Times, Anthony Tommasini