A grand finals winner at the 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Meredith Arwady has gone on to perform with most of the top opera companies in the USA and her profile continues to rise in Europe.
The 2011/12 season saw her give role debuts as Erda (Siegfried) and First Norn (Götterdämmerung) for Oper Frankfurt, returning for complete cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the end of the season, as well as performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the Aspen Festival with Robert Spano and Bach's St Matthew Passion with John Nelson for the Chicago Bach Project.
This season she sings Erda at the Metropolitan Opera New York and again in Frankfurt; Gertrude (Roméo et Juliette) for Arizona Opera; Ivan the Terrible and Dvořák’s Biblical Songs with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.
“Ms. Arwady brought deep, dark vocal richness and expressive nobility to Griselda.” (The New York Times, August 2011)
“Arwady showed that she is that rarity, a genuine contralto. Her singing was impressive, with a rich, dusky tone, evenly produced... with daunting power in the low notes.” (The Classical Review, August 2011)
“…and contralto Meredith Arwady - a former Merola star who has already made a stellar contribution to this fall's "Trittico" - sang resplendently as Marie's discovered aunt, the Marquise of Berkenfeld.” (San Francisco Chronicle, October 2009)