31 Jan 2012

Angela Meade Wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

The seventh annual Beverly Sills Artist Award, carrying with it a $50,000 prize, was awarded to American soprano Angela Meade.

Muffy Greenough, Beverly Sill’s daughter, presented Meade the award on Monday at a ceremony at the Metropolitan Opera.

The honor is given to young artists who have already appeared in featured roles at the Met. She is singing Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani which opens at the Met on Thursday. She is also expected to appear in this role when this opera appears in theaters on February 25 as part of the series “Live at the Met.” Previous award winners include Nathan Gunn, Joyce DiDonato and John Relyea.

More information about the artist is available at: www.angelameade.com.

Frank Cadenhead