Angela Meade

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Angela Meade as Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Metropolitan Opera, 2013

Angela Meade (born 1977)[1] is an American operatic soprano.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Centralia, Washington, Meade started her education at Centralia Community College before going on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California before pursuing further studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She has won more than 50 vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2007) and the Grand Prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition (2009).[2] In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Richard Tucker Award and in 2012 she was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's Beverly Sills Artist Award.[3]

Meade made her professional operatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi's Ernani in March 2008 stepping in for an ill colleague, a role she reprised with the company in February 2012, which was broadcast as part of the Met's Live in HD series and in March/April 2015. At the Met she has also performed the roles of the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (2009) and the title roles in both Donizetti's Anna Bolena (2011) and Bellini's Norma (2013) as well as Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore (2013 and 2016), and Alice in Verdi's Falstaff (2013/14), conducted by James Levine, which was broadcast as part of the Met's Live in HD series and was released on DVD by Decca. Other highlights include Elena in Verdi's I vespri siciliani with the Vienna State Opera (2012), Fidelia in Puccini's Edgar with Opera Frankfurt (2014), Lucrezia Contarini in Verdi's I due Foscari with Deutsche Oper Berlin (2012) and for her debut with Teatro Real Madrid (2016), Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi with the Opera Orchestra of New York (2013), Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore with Palacio de la Ópera A Coruña [es] (2015) where she also performed the title role in Rossini's Ermione (2015) under the baton of Rossini conductor Alberto Zedda. She has sung Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Los Angeles Opera in 2012 under the baton of Plácido Domingo, Cincinnati Opera in 2013 and the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. She has been a part of the Caramoor International Music Festival in the title roles of Rossini's Semiramide (2009), Bellini's Norma (2010), Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (2014) as well as Hélène in Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes (2013) and as Imogene in Bellini's Il pirata (2017) and performances of the title role in Mercadante's Virginia at the Wexford Festival Opera in 2010.

Meade's 2017-2018 season included a return to Washington National Opera for her role debut in Handel's Alcina; back to back contracts at the Metropolitan Opera for the title roles of Bellini's Norma and Rossini's Semiramide (broadcast live in HD); a return to Teatro Regio di Torino for Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi; a return to Frankfurt Opera in her role debut as Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur as well as recitals with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Performance Santa Fe, a concert with her husband and tenor, John Matthew Myers with the Allentown Symphony and Mahler's 8th Symphony with Yannick Nézet-Séguin for her debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

Meade's upcoming (2018-2019) season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera for her role debut as Margherita in Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele; her debut with Seattle opera as Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore; a return to ABAO Bilbao for Rossini's Semiramide; a return to Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville for Verdi's Il Trovatore and a return to Dallas Opera as Alice in Verdi's Falstaff.

Discography[edit]

Repertory[edit]

Role Opera Composer Location Conductor
Norma Norma Bellini Caramoor Music Festival

Washington National Opera

Metropolitan Opera (2011-12)

Los Angeles Opera

Teatro Real Madrid

Metropolitan Opera (2017–18)

Will Crutchfield

Daniele Rustioni

Riccardo Frizza

James Conlon

Roberto Abbado

Joseph Colaneri

Beatrice di Tenda Beatrice di Tenda Bellini Collegiate Chorale James Bagwell
Imogene Il Pirata Bellini Caramoor Music Festival Will Crutchfield
Margherita Mefistofele Boito Metropolitan Opera (2018-19) Carlo Rizzi/ Joseph Colaneri
Adriana Lecouvreur Adriana Lecouvreur Cilea Oper Frankfurt Steven Sloane
Anna Bolena Anna Bolena Donizetti Academy of Vocal Arts

Metropolitan Opera

Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla

Christofer Macatsoris

Marco Armiliato

Maurizio Benini

Maria Stuarda Maria Stuarda Donizetti Astoria Music Festival Keith Clark
Elisabetta Roberto Devereux Donizetti Dallas Opera Graeme Jenkins
Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia Donizetti Caramoor Music Festival Will Crutchfield
Hélène d'Egmont Le Duc d'Albe Donizetti Opera Rara (recording) Sir Mark Elder
Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia di Lammermoor Donizetti Academy of Vocal Arts Christofer Macatsoris
Parisina d'Este Parisina d'Este Donizetti Opera Orchestra of New York Eve Queler
Alcina Alcina Handel Washington National Opera Jane Glover
Virginia Virginia Mercadante Wexford Festival Carlos Izcaray
Donna Anna Don Giovanni Mozart Los Angeles Opera

Cincinnati Opera

Baltimore Symphony

Metropolitan Opera

Plácido Domingo

Roberto Minczuk

Markus Stenz

Plácido Domingo

Fiordiligi Così fan tutte Mozart Academy of Vocal Arts Christofer Macatsoris
Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart San Francisco Opera * Cornelius Meister
Contessa Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Metropolitan Opera Fabio Luisi
Fidelia Edgar Puccini Oper Frankfurt Marc Soustrot
Ermione Ermione Rossini Palacio de la Ópera A Coruña

Russian National Symphony

Opéra de Lyon

Theatre des Champs-Elysees

Alberto Zedda
Armida Armida Rossini Metropolitan Opera * Riccardo Frizza
Mathilde Guillaume Tell Rossini Teatro Regio di Torino

Edinburgh Festival

Stresa Festival

Torino Tour of Chicago (Harris Theater), Ann Arbor MI,

Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall) and Carnegie Hall

Gianandrea Noseda
Semiramide Semiramide Rossini Caramoor Music Festival

Metropolitan Opera

ABAO Bilbao

Will Crutchfield

Maurizio Benini

Alessandro Vitiello

Elvira Ernani Verdi Metropolitan Opera Roberto Abbado (2008)

Marco Armiliato (2012)

James Levine (2015)

Alice Falstaff Verdi Metropolitan Opera

Dallas Opera (2018-19)

James Levine

Riccardo Frizza

Giselda I Lombardi Verdi Opera Orchestra of New York

Teatro Regio di Torino

Eve Queler

Michele Mariotti

Lucrezia Contarini I Due Foscari Verdi Deutsche Oper Berlin

Teatro Real Madrid

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Pablo Heras-Casado

Desdemona Otello Verdi Portland SummerFest Keith Clark
Lina Stiffelio Verdi ABAO Bilbao Francesco Ivan Ciampa
Leonora Il Trovatore Verdi Portland SummerFest (2010)

Astoria Music Festival (2011)

Peralada Music Festival

Metropolitan Opera (2013)

Metropolitan Opera (2016)

Palacio de la Ópera A Coruña

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Astoria Music Festival (2016)

Portland SummerFest (2016)

Seattle Opera (2018-19)

Teatro de la Maestranza Seville

Keith Clark

Keith Clark

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Daniele Callegari

Marco Armiliato

Keri-Lynn Wilson

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli

Keith Clark

Keith Clark

Carlo Montanaro

Pedro Halffter

Violetta La Traviata Verdi Astoria Music Festival Keith Clark
Elena I Vespri Siciliani Verdi Wiener Staatsoper Gianandrea Noseda
Hélène Les Vêpres Siciliennes Verdi Caramoor Music Festival Will Crutchfield
Agathe Der Freischütz Weber Academy of Vocal Arts Christofer Macatsoris

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile by Sven Godenrath, 4 February 2014 (in German)
  2. ^ Joe Dziemianowicz (February 2, 2012). "Beverly Sills award winner Angela Meade returns to sing Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera". New York Daily News.
  3. ^ "Soprano Angela Meade Receives Seventh Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award from The Metropolitan Opera". Opera News. 30 January 2012.

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