Meredith Arwady

— Contralto

"But this did allow the deep mezzo-soprano Meredith Arwady as the most properly vociferous of the relatives to make a big impression."
Mark Swed, LA Times, September 13, 2015 - Zita in 'Gianni Schicchi' at LA Opera

"No less accomplished was the imposing achievement of Meredith Arwady as the Old Prioress. This was easily the finest performance I have yet seen from Ms. Arwady, her potent contralto pulsing through her punishing death scene like it was written for her. Not merely content to pin our ears back with her steely capabilities, she found a fine subtlety of expression in her brief but memorable stage time, tugging at our hearts with her fate and her fears."
James Sohre, Opera Today, July 8, 2014 - Mme. Croissy in 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

"The rich-toned contralto Meredith Arwady created a sympathetic character and provided most of the work’s slender comic relief as Auntie, the publican and madam."
James R. Oestreich, New York Times, June 22, 2013 - 'Peter Grimes' at the Aspen Music Festival


Hailed by critics as a “rarity” and “a genuine contralto,” Meredith Arwady continues to delight audiences in the United States and abroad with rich vocal intensity and captivating stage presence.

In the 2018-2019 season, Meredith Arwady brings her unique vocal artistry to the Montreal Opera in two roles: Erda in Das Rheingold and Kathy Hagen in Terence Blanchard’s Champion, the latter she sang with Washington National Opera and created the role at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. At Michigan Opera Theatre and the Atlanta Opera, Meredith will sing Filippyevna in . . .

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