Soprano Deborah Voigt Interviews Rising Star Angela Meade

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Deborah Voigt and Angela Meade in studio

This Saturday at 12:30 pm, guest host Deborah Voigt interviews soprano Angela Meade about her Metropolitan Opera debut as Elvira in Verdi's Ernani (a role she'll play again at the Met next season) and subsequent roles she's played. 

Recently, fans have been Tweeting about Meade's performance as the lead role in Norma alongside Jamie Barton, who played Adalgisa. Spoiler alert: We play an excerpt from that memorable performance.

Later in the show, Voigt talks about some of her own influences as a singer, touching on Welsh opera singer Margaret Price. We also hear about the time(s) Luciano Pavarotti went missing during a duet.

The show concludes with another chapter in “The Operavore Field Guide to Singers,” focusing on the rarest of all vocal species, The Tenor.

Playlist Details:

Vincenzo Bellini Norma “Casta diva”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Marco Armiliato, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera | April, 1 2007

Giuseppe Verdi Ernani “Ernani! Ernani, involami”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Marco Armiliato, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera | February 2, 2012

Vincenzo Bellini Norma “Mira, o Norma...Sì, fino all'ore estreme”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Riccardo Frizza, conductor
Angela Meade, soprano; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera | October 24, 2013

Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde “Mild und leise” (Liebestod)
Dresden Staatskapelle; Carlos Kleiber, conductor; Margaret Price, soprano
Deutsche Grammophon 000403202

Giuseppe Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera “Teco io sto...M'ami, m'ami”
The National Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir George Solti, conductor
Margaret Price, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Decca 410210 

Operavore’s Field Guide to Tenors
Produced by Aaron Cohen, written by Aaron Cohen and Will Berger, and narrated by James Lurie.

Gaetano Donizetti La Fille du Régiment
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge, conductor; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
London/Decca 414520

Giacomo Puccini La Bohème
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano; Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano; Roberto Alagna, tenor
Decca 466070

Vincenzo Bellini Norma
London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Bonynge, conductor
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; John Alexander, tenor
Decca 000717202

Giuseppe Verdi La Forza del Destino
Philharmonia Orchestra; Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor
José Carreras, tenor; Renato Bruson, baritone
Deutsche Grammophon 419203

Giuseppe Verdi Don Carlos
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano; Claudio Abbado, conductor
Placido Domingo, tenor; Leo Nucci, baritone
Deutsche Grammophon 415316

Richard Wagner Siegfried
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor; Reiner Goldberg, tenor
Deutsche Grammophon 471678

Gioachino Rossini Armida
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Daniele Gatti, conductor
Gregory Kunde, tenor; Bruce Fowler, tenor; Iorio Zennaro, tenor
SONY Classical S3K 58968