Tag Archive for Angela Meade

Nov. 21 LA Opera: Norma

Angela Meade (center) in the title role of LA Opera's production of Bellini's "Norma" (photo: Ken Howard)

LA Opera’s ‘Norma’ delights with superlative vocal efforts, insightful staging

Angela Meade, as the iconic Druid priestess, conquers Los Angeles

By James Sohre

If you were to take all the sopranos in our collective memory who conquered the Everest role of Norma and pooled all their strengths with none of the weaknesses, the result may come close to Angela Meade’s towering performance at Los Angeles Opera…

Feb. 25 Met simulcast: Ernani

  The Met brews up a production of ‘Ernani’ that’s about 97-percent caffeine free But conductor Marco Armiliato’s lackluster rendition of Verdi’s passionate score suggests he could have used a double shot of espresso By David Rubin Perhaps the plot of Verdi’s fifth opera and early hit Ernani appealed to his audience in 1844.  But in 2012, this…