Meta Powell

Meta Powell

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Dramatic Soprano
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2015Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeIsolde (cover)
2013Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2013Wagner R.: SiegfriedBrünnhilde
2013Wagner R.: SiegfriedBrünnhilde
2013Wagner R.: SiegfriedBrünnhilde
2013Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterSoprano
2013Wagner: Die WalküreBrünnhilde (excerpts)
2013Wagner: Die WalküreBrünnhilde (excerpts)
2012Wagner: Die WalküreOrtlinde
2012Wagner: GötterdämmerungGutrune
2012Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn
2011Wagner: Die WalküreOrtlinde
2011Wagner: Die WalküreSieglinde
2011Wagner R.: SiegfriedBrünnhilde
2011Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn
2011Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterSoprano
2000Haydn: The SeasonsHanne
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2000Grétry: Zémire et AzorLisbe
2000Grétry: Zémire et AzorLisbe
2000Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2000Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2000Opera ConcertSoprano
2000Opera ConcertSoprano
2000Catalani: La WallyAfra


Swedish soprano Meta Powell made her debut as mezzo soprano at Drottningholm Court Theatre and Tèatre des Champs Elysées after studies at the Guildhall School of Music. She continued her career as a mezzo singing roles such as Dorabella,Cherubino, Hansel along with more obscure roles such as Afra (La Wally) Radka (Sarka),Helen (Helen of Braemore) Lisbe (Zemire et Azore) on stages such as Tèatre des Champs Elysées, Wexford Festival Opera, Holland Park Opera etc. While living in New York, Meta made the transition from mezzo soprano to soprano and made her debut there as Pamina in an off-Broadway production of the Magic Flute. While in New York, Meta was also a prize winner in the Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition. Meta has performed extensively on the concert stage throughout her career, notably at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Stockholm Concert House in programs varying from opera arias to oratorios, with most of the regional orchestras in Sweden as well as with organizations such as the Vienna Boy's Choir, Wiener Klangrede,Allegro Vivo Orchestra (Austria), Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra etc. Meta begun singing Wagnerian repertoir in 2011, first singing the Wesendonk Lieder and Wagner arias in concert in London.She sang Third Norn( Götterdämmerung) for the Wagner Society and Longborough Festival Opera (to critical acclaim), a role she repeated this year. She also sang Ortlinde (Walküre),Brünnhilde/Siegfried (cover),Sieglinde (cover) and Gutrune (cover) for Longborough. On the Wagner Bicenntenary Meta performed excertps of Brünnhilde (Walküre and Siegfried) at the Royal Festval Hall as part of the Wagner 200 project. In September she performed excerpts of Siegfried Brünnhilde with orchestra in Sweden, and in October she sang Brünnhilde in semi-staged scenes from Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung for Opera Forge at St John Smith Square, London.Last season Meta covered Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera, and has performed excerpts of this role for Longborough as well as the Royal Opera House London (Circle Event 2014).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Tristan und Isolde Isolde (cover) Immediately Longborough Festival Opera 2015
Wagner: Die Walküre Sieglinde Immediately Longborough Festival Opera 2013
Wagner R.: Siegfried Brünnhilde Immediately Longborough Festival Opera 2013
Wagner R.: Siegfried Brünnhilde Katrineholm Symphony Orchestra 2013
Wagner R.: Siegfried Brünnhilde Immediately Royal Festival Hall 2013