Mezzo-soprano Megan Latham has enjoyed the distinction of recognition in opera, oratorio, and recital, her voice having been described as “clear and honey colored” (Opera Canada). She has worked with distinguished conductors including Harry Bicket, Will Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler, Jeanne Lamon and Agnes Grossman.
The British Columbia native’s 2014-2015 season included the World Premiere of Stickboy for Vancouver Opera, Genevieve in Pelléas et Mélisande for Against the Grain Theatre, Rossweisse in Die Walküre for the Canadian Opera company, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor for Edmonton Opera and Verdi’s Requiem for the Ottawa Choral Society. Highlights of her the current season include the world premiere of Dark Sisters for the Vancouver Opera and Siegfried and Le nozze di Figaro for the Canadian Opera Company.
A regular with the Canadian Opera Company, Ms. Latham’s assignments have included Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Voice of the Mother in Lez contes d’Hoffmann, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélite and Herodias (cover) in Salome. She performed the role of Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw with Against the Grain Theatre, and was heard in concert at the Bayfield Festival of Song and with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. 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 and Eduige in Rodelinda and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff for Pacific Opera Victoria.
Other roles with the COC include Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Waltraute Isaura in Rossini’s Tancredi, and Florence Pike in the Ensemble Studio production of Britten’s Albert Herring and Waltraute and Second Norn in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung (cover).
As a concert artist, Ms. Latham has been the soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Rossini’s Petite misse solennelle, Haydn’s Nelson Messe, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beatus Vir. She has performed throughout North America, including her Carnegie Hall debut for the Marilyn Horne Foundation.
Ms. Latham appeared as Sister Sophia in Mirvish production of The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, followed by Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro for Vancouver Opera and in Bon Appetit with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. During the pursuit of her Master of Opera degree from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Latham performed Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, Mrs. Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring, and Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium.