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Megan Latham

Megan Latham


Mezzo-soprano Megan Latham is equally at home in opera, oratorio, or recital, with a voice that has been described as “clear and honey coloured” (Opera Canada). She has worked with such distinguished conductors as Harry Bicket, Will Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler, Jeanne Lamon, Johannes Debus, and Agnes Grossman.

Upcoming this season, Megan returns to the Canadian Opera Company for Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen and for repeat engagements at Pacific Opera Victoria for Wagner’s Die Walküre and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. The 2022-2023 season saw Megan starring as the Mother Abbess in Arts Club of Vancouver’s The Sound of Music, as Mary in Vancouver Opera’s Der fliegende Holländer, and as Marcellina in the Canadian Opera Company’s Le nozze di Figaro.

Nicknamed “Canada’s Digital Opera Queen” by Opera Canada, Megan’s busy 2020-2021 season included the premieres of numerous digital projects including a double bill of Hoiby’s Bon Appetit! and The Italian Lesson, as well as Elizabeth Raum’s The Garden of Alice, both for Pacific Opera Victoria (POV). She also sang Zita in the Canadian Opera Company’s digital production of Gianni Schicchi, appeared in Astrolabe Musik Theatre’s Your Breath, My Breath: Dialogue for a Mother and Daughter, returned to Victoria for a live reprise of her Hoiby double-bill and for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Victoria Symphony, finally capping off her season as Buttercup in Vancouver Opera’s H.M.S. Pinafore.

The British Columbia native’s 2019-2020 began with tour-de-force triple roles in Puccini’s Il trittico (POV). Her 2018-19 season included Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette for Calgary Opera, Flora in La traviata for (POV), and a return to Edmonton Opera for her role debut as Ragonde in Le comte Ory. In 2017-2018, Megan appeared as Giovanna in Rigoletto and the Fortune Teller in Arabella for the Canadian Opera Company, returned to Vancouver Opera to sing Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin, made her company debut with Opéra de Québec as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and joined the Victoria Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem. Further recent credits include Emilia in Otello for Vancouver Opera and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte for POV, the world premieres of Stickboy and Dark Sisters for Vancouver Opera, Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande for Against the Grain Theatre (AtG), Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor for Edmonton Opera and Verdi’s Requiem for the Ottawa Choral Society.

A regular with the Canadian Opera Company, Ms. Latham’s assignments there have included Voice of the Mother in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélites, Rossweisse in Die Walküre, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Isaura in Rossini’s Tancredi, Florence Pike in the Ensemble Studio production of Albert Herring and Waltraute and Second Norn in Götterdämmerung (cover). Further career highlights include the Rhombus Media production of Alexina Louie’s Politics Is Cruel: An Opera, Verdi’s Requiem for Regina Symphony, Secretary to Chairman Mao in COC’s Nixon in China, Eduige in POV’s Rodelinda, Mrs. Grose in AtG’s The Turn of the Screw, and Mistress Quickly in POV’s Falstaff.

Among Ms. Latham‘s concert repertoire are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Rossini’s Petite Misse Solennelle, Haydn’s Nelsonmesse, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beatus Vir. She appeared as Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, and in Bon Appetit with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony.

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