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 Mother/Gravedigger/Guilt Spectre 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 Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), 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), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), and Rose (At the Statue of Venus).
Recent concert performances include appearances with Tapestry Opera, the Toronto Mozart Players, Pax Christi Chorale, BrottOpera and the National Academy Orchestra, Opera 5, Opera in Concert, The Cantabile Chorale, The McGill Concert Choir, The McGill Baroque Orchestra, and L’Oasis Musicale, among others. Repertoire highlights include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Durante’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Fauré’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mess C-dur, and Berio’s Laborintus II. 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.
Megan was a member of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program for their 2018-2019 season. She is an alumna of various other esteemed training programs including Songbook VII: New Opera 101, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Vocalypse: Opera from Scratch, and St. Andrews Vocal Techniques Workshop. She has also had the opportunity to perform in Opera Conference 2016 held in Montreal, QC showcasing McGill’s Virtual Acoustic Technology (VAT). She holds a Graduate Diploma in Performance and a Masters in Music in Voice and Opera from McGill University.
Postponed performances for the 2019-2020 season due to COVID-19 include appearances with Saskatoon Opera and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Pax Christi Chorale, the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and Opera in the 21st Century.
Megan was an Artist Fellow with the Association for Opera in Canada’s RBC Future Launch LINK Emerging Artist Program and a resident with the Banff Centre for Performing Arts’ Opera in the 21st Century digital program for the 2020-2021 season. Upcoming performances for the 2022 season include performances with Amplified Opera, Pax Christi Chorale, and Oakville Choral.