Angela Meade

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Airs Saturday, February 13, at 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring soprano Angela Meade as the noblewoman Leonora and tenor Marcello Giordani in the title role of the troubadour Manrico. Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Spanish baritone Juan Jesús Rodríguez making his Met broadcast debut as the Count di Luna, Manrico’s rival, and bass Kwangchul Youn as Ferrando, the captain of the guard.

  Airs Friday, May 22, at 12 noon.  New York, NY  – After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

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Airs Saturday, April 4, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s early opera Ernani. Met Music Director James Levine conducts his first company performances of the opera in more than 30 years, with Plácido Domingo as Carlo, King of Spain – a baritone part he has added to his vast repertoire this season. Italian tenor Francesco Meli sings the title role of the bandit Ernani, opposite American soprano Angela Meade in one of her most acclaimed roles, Elvira, and Ukrainian bass Dmitry Belosselskiy is Silva, Ernani’s rival. Ernani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 4.

Airs Saturday, November 15 at 12 noon. This week on the American Opera series we travel to the Caramoor Music Festival for a performance of Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, Lucrezia Borgia, staring Angela Meade as Lucrezia and Tamara Mumford as Maffio Orsini with Michele Angelini as Gennaro;  Christophoros Stamboglis as Alfonso D'Este; Sungwook Kim as Jeppo Liverotto; Hans Tashjian as Don Apostolo Gazella; Kyle Oliver as Ascanio Petrucci; William Hearn as Oloferno Vitellozzo; and Cameron Schutza as Rustighello. This production is conducted by Will Crutchfield and Elaine Warner will host.

Airs Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, tenor Anthony Griffey, bass Alexander Vinogradov and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for a performance that opens with Christopher Theofanidis’ “The Gift" and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.