Four months before she sings to an audience of some 600 in the Liberty Theater, Angela Meade will reach an international audience of more than 1 million in a single performance. Meade's appearance Saturday can be seen live in high-definition broadcast in theaters nationwide and abroad in England, Europe, South America and Russia.

In the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast performance of Giuseppi Verdi's early opera "Ernani," Meade will play the leading female role, Elvira.

A number of Portland theaters offer the Met HD?broadcasts.

To find one and order tickets, go to the website: http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx

Meade, who is from Centralia, Wash., will return to the Astoria Music Festival in June in a concert production of Bellini's opera "Norma." She appeared in Astoria for the first time last year in "Il Trovotore."

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