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Angela Meade (born 1977) is an American operatic soprano.
Born in Centralia, Washington, Meade started her education at Centralia Community College before going on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California before pursuing further studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. She has won more than 50 vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2007) and the Grand Prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition (2009). In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Richard Tucker Award and in 2012 she was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's Beverly Sills Artist Award.
Meade made her professional operatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Verdi's Ernani in March 2008 stepping in for an ill colleague, a role she reprised with the company in February 2012, which was broadcast as part of the Met's Live in HD series and in March/April 2015. At the Met she has also performed the roles of the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (2009) and the title roles in both Donizetti's Anna Bolena (2011) and Bellini's Norma (2013) as well as Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore (2013 and 2016), and Alice in Verdi's Falstaff (2013/14), conducted by James Levine, which was broadcast as part of the Met's Live in HD series and was released on DVD by Decca. Other highlights include Elena in Verdi's I vespri siciliani with the Vienna State Opera (2012), Fidelia in Puccini's Edgar with Opera Frankfurt (2014), Lucrezia Contarini in Verdi's I due Foscari with Deutsche Oper Berlin (2012) and for her debut with Teatro Real Madrid (2016), Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi with the Opera Orchestra of New York (2013), Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore with Palacio de la Ópera A Coruña (2015) where she also performed the title role in Rossini's Ermione (2015) under the baton of Rossini conductor Alberto Zedda. She has sung Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni with Los Angeles Opera in 2012 under the baton of Plácido Domingo, Cincinnati Opera in 2013 and the Metropolitan Opera in 2017. She has been a part of the Caramoor International Music Festival in the title roles of Rossini's Semiramide (2009), Bellini's Norma (2010), Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (2014) as well as Hélène in Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes (2013) and as Imogene in Bellini's Il pirata (2017) and performances of the title role in Mercadante's Virginia at the Wexford Festival Opera in 2010.