Meredith Arwady

Meredith Arwady

Vocalists — Contralto

"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

"Meredith Arwady sang with a rich voice as Erda..." —Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times, June 22, 2013 - 'Siegfried' at Metropolitan Opera

"...Meredith Arwady offered a powerful performance as Kathy Hagan, the boisterous owner of a gay bar frequented by drag queens." —Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times, April 22, 2013 - 'Champion' at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis


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 2013 – 2014 season, Meredith Arwady begins at San Francisco Opera as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff under Nicola Luisotti, a role which she will then sing in a new production at Oper Frankfurt. She will also return to Houston Grand Opera as Erda in Das Rheingold, HGO’s first installment of their four year Ring Cycle project. Ms . . .

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