The Waterford Concert Series’ announces its next performance will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Waterford Old School.
The concert preparation was not without a hiccup as soprano Ying Fang was unexpectedly unable to appear, as she was called to appear in Europe as Pamina in Mozart’s opera Magic Flute.
Happily, Angela Meade, Fang’s Metropolitan Opera colleague, was able to step in for the 4 p.m. Sunday performance. The two sopranos are scheduled to appear as sister sorceresses in the Washington National Operation production of Handel’s Alcina in November.
After winning the Met Opera National Council Audition in 2007, Meade has gone on to astound the opera world. Hailed as “the most talked about soprano of her generation” by Opera News, she made her Met debut the following year as Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani, stepping in for another soprano who became ill. She went on to win both the Met Opera’s Beverly Sills Artists Award (2012) and the Richard Tucker Award (2011).
Meade has sung major roles in opera houses in the U.S. and abroad, including a memorable Norma with the Washington National Opera in 2013. Last year, she gave a “powerhouse” performance for the opera company’s 30th anniversary gala.
The concert will be given at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street.
Sponsors for this concert are Virginia Friend and Charlotte Gollobin. Tickets are $35/adults; $15/students; ages 12 and under are free. Advanced ticket reservations are recommended as seating is limited: www.waterfordconcertseries.org; 571-510-0128.
The WCS final concert will be held Nov. 12, featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.