Megan Miceli, 2017-2018 Scholarship recipient

Megan Miceli soprano

Canadian Soprano Megan Miceli has been praised for her “bright, pure, well focused high lyric soprano, with admirably steady and evenly produced tone” (Musical Toronto).  Some role highlights include Papagena (The Magic Flute), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the title character in Dawn Sonntag’s new opera Evangeline, Morgana (Alcina), Aurore (Le portrait de Manon), Despina (Così fan tutte), and Rose (At the Statue of Venus). Recent concert performances include appearances with Tapestry Opera, the Toronto Mozart Players and Pax Christi Chamber Choir, BrottOpera and the National Academy Orchestra, Opera 5, and Opera in Concert, among others.

Megan was recently honoured to win first prize in the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition. She has also competed as a semifinalist in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition and has received a distinguished mention in The Ottawa Choral Society’s New Discoveries Auditions. She is an alumna of McGill University where she holds a Graduate Diploma in Performance and a Masters in Music in Voice and Opera. Megan is excited to join Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program for their 2018-2019 season.

Upcoming performances include The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Addy (Nemorino and The Magic Potion), and performing in the world premiere of Ghost Opera, music by Veronika Krausas, commissioned by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in partnership with the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity and Calgary Opera.

“The Toronto Mozart Competition is a very unique experience. The entire process leading up to the selection of soloists was unlike any event I’ve participated in before. The opportunity to work with David Bowser and Nathalie Paulin in multiple masterclass settings was an enriching and rewarding experience. You rarely get this kind of opportunity in the professional world. We also received written feedback and comments and were allowed to sit in on other singers’ masterclasses which was an invaluable source of information. The entire event atmosphere was extremely supportive and really emphasized the continued growth of each singer and encouraged learning and discovery. As well, the venue was a joy to sing in and allowed for a very intimate atmosphere. I felt very fortunate to even participate. I was truly honoured to be selected as the soloist of the 2017 vocal competition. The opportunity to work and collaborate with David as well as other singers for the concert was a remarkable professional experience and one I will cherish for a long time to come. The rehearsal process leading up to the concert was full of wonderful music making and a lot of growth. And the concert itself felt like a passionate and joyous celebration of music and Mozart. To have the opportunity to sing some of the most beautiful music ever written while working with such a high calibre of musicians was such an honour and privilege. The Toronto Mozart Competition is indispensable in Toronto for young singers and I hope it will continue and grow for many years to come.”

Megan Miceli