Contralto (United States)
First Norn in Götterdämmerung. Previously: Erda in Siegfried (2016) and Das Rheingold (2014), Schwertleite in Die Walküre (2015), Auntie in Peter Grimes (2010), and Myrtle Bagot in Brief Encounter (2009).
About the Artist:
Meredith Arwady has previously performed at HGO as Erda in Das Rheingold (2014) and Siegfried (2016) as well as Schwertleite in Die Walküre (2015). Also at HGO, she sang Auntie in Peter Grimes (2010) and created the role of Myrtle Bagot in the world premiere of André Previn’s Brief Encounter (2009). This season’s engagements include her house debut at Washington National Opera reprising her acclaimed portrayal of Kathy Hagen in Terence Blanchard’s Champion, Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin at the Dallas Opera, and Amelfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le coq d’or at Santa Fe Opera. Recent highlights include her Los Angeles Opera debut in Woody Allen’s production of Gianni Schicchi as Zita with Plácido Domingo as Schicchi, appearing at Oper Frankfurt and the Canadian Opera Company as Erda in Siegfried, and singing First Norn in Frankfurt. She debuted at the English National Opera as Martha in John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary in a production by Peter Sellars, returned to the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Hannah in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, debuted at Madison Opera as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and appeared at the San Francisco Opera under Nicola Luisotti as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, a role she then sang in a new production at Oper Frankfurt.