Angela Meade, Soprano
Ramón Tebar, Piano
A stand-out among young American Singers, and currently one of the sopranos most in demand around the world, Meade has already appeared in premiere opera houses everywhere, and since her debut, has been a favorite for many seasons at the MET. A powerful voice, arresting stage presence and a true specialist of the Italian and Bel Canto repertoire.
Hailed as “the most talked about soprano of her generation” (Opera News), American soprano Angela Meade is the winner of both the Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award. Since her professional debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani in 2008, she has been recognized as one of the outstanding vocalists of her generation. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include Meade’s return to the Met as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Placido Domingo, to ABAO in Bilbao for her role debut as Lina in Verdi’s Stiffelio and to her much-lauded interpretation of the title role in Bellini’s Norma, this time with Madrid’s Teatro Real. She also makes debuts with Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza in the title role of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and in Moscow, Lyon and Paris as the title role in Rossini’s Ermione. On the concert stage, Meade debuts with the Houston Grand Opera in Verdi’s Requiem, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s 8th Symphony, and the LA Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel for Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass. She also joins Washington Concert Opera for their 30th Anniversary Gala and the Metropolitan Opera for their 50th Anniversary Gala.
With a growing international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas, conductor Ramón Tebar is known for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills. A popular guest conductor worldwide, among Maestro Tebar’s guesting credits are such distinguished organizations as Italy’s Teatro Regio di Torino, Spain’s Festival de Opera de a Coruna and Orquesta de Radio Television Espanola, Germany’s Kolner Philharmonie, Netherlands’s Het Concertgebouw, Russia’s St. Petersburg Symphony and Argentina’s Teatro Colon, to name but a few. Tebar has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, Florida Grand Opera (FGO). In addition to serving as Artistic Director of Opera Naples, Tebar’s current posts include his long-term relationship with FGO in his new title as principal conductor, as Artistic Director of the Palm Beach Symphony, and as Music Director of the Dominican Republic’s biannual Festival Musical de Santo Domingo.