For Immediate Release: November 13, 2012
Metropolitan Opera Singer to Perform at Providence College
Providence, R.I. – Soprano Angela Meade, the 2012 Beverly Sills Award winner, will bring her expertise to Providence College this week.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Meade will present an opera workshop to students from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 15, 2012, she will be a guest lecturer from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and participate in a recital at 7:00 p.m. All events will take place at the Ryan Concert Hall in the Smith Center for the Arts on campus. (Use Eaton Street entrance)
Less than five years after her professional debut, Meade has quickly become recognized as one of the outstanding vocalists of her generation. Meade excels in the most demanding 19th-century bel canto repertoire, as well as in the operas of Verdi and Mozart.
She joined an elite group of history’s singers when she made her professional operatic debut on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, as Verdi’s Elvira in Ernani substituting for an ill colleague in March 2008.
Meade had previously sung on the Met stage as one of the winners of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a process that is documented in the film The Audition. The New York Times singled out Meade as “an impressive soprano who powered out a ‘Casta diva’ from Bellini’s Norma that left everyone breathless.”
Highlights of Meade’s 2012/13 season include debuts with the Vienna State Opera as Elena in Verdi’s I vespri siciliani, led by Gianandrea Noseda, Los Angeles Opera as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni opposite Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and conducted by Plácido Domingo, and Washington National Opera in her first fully staged title role of Bellini’s Norma, the role that catapulted her to prominence at the Caramoor Festival in 2010.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Department of Music at 401-865-2183.