Wed Dec 5
The Singer Behind the Song
Angela Meade guest artist
1:00 pm, Old Auditorium
Tickets: $28 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Student
Tickets available at ubcoperatickets.com or call the UBC Opera Box Office at 604-822-6725.
Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Sponsored by The Sonya and Charlotte Wall Arts Fund, the Yulanda Faris Opera Coach Fund, UBC Opera and the UBC Faculty of Arts. Piano generously sponsored by Showcase Pianos.
Hailed as “the most talked about soprano of her generation” (Opera News), American soprano Angela Meade is the winner of both the Metropolitan Opera’s 2012 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2011 Richard Tucker Award. In 2008 she joined an elite group of history’s singers when, as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani, she made her professional operatic debut on the Met stage. Since then she has fast become recognized as one of today’s outstanding vocalists, excelling in the most demanding heroines of the 19th-century bel canto repertoire as well as in the operas of Verdi and Mozart.
In the 2017–18 season, Angela Meade sang the title roles in Rossini’s Semiramide conducted by Maurizio Benini and Bellini’s Norma under the leadership of Carlo Rizzi at the Metropolitan Opera, Handel’s Alcina with Washington National Opera, and Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur with Oper Frankfurt. In addition, she will sing the role of Giselda in Verdi’s I Lombardi at Teatro Regio di Torino. Concert performances will include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézét-Séguin and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Seattle Symphony. She will give recitals in Philadelphia, Santa Fe, and Waterford, Virginia.