American soprano Angela Meade made her professional stage debut unexpectedly at the Metropolitan Opera in 2008 when she was asked to sing Ernani's "Elvira" at a moment’s notice. But her career was already on the upswing with a series of awards including first place at the Met's National Council Auditions.
Today, she tells us about singing the title role in Bellini's "Norma," a work that has made stars for more than a century and a half. And she’ll sing the opera’s famous aria, “Casta Diva,” live in our studio.
Angela Meade appears in a concert performance of Norma at the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY this Friday, July 16.