B i o g r a p h y

Megan McCarthy, soprano, a Wisconsin native, sings with a fervor for opera, art song and musical theatre. This past summer, she had the chance to cover the iconic role of Gretel in Chicago Summer Opera’s production of Hänsel und Gretel. Her recent achievements include being awarded an Artist Apprenticeship with Milwaukee Opera Theatre (MOT) for their 2019-2020 season. Through the apprenticeship, she had the opportunity to cover the role of Rose Maybud in their production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore and was scheduled to cover the role of Natalya in Dave Malloy’s Preludes, before it was cancelled due COVID-19. Other roles she has performed include Angelina (Plaintiff) in the Madison Savoyards production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, Servilia in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s (UWM) production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, and Erste Dame in International Lyric Academy’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In 2019, she was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Thursday Musical Competition. Megan received her Master’s degree from UWM where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

Megan’s other performance credits include an art song recital, Songs of Youth for the Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival, opera scenes where she sang as Héro in Hector Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at Up North Vocal Institute, performed as the Wedding Singer (Jenny) in Steven Sondheim’s Company at the University of Wisconsin  La Crosse and performed selections from Fauré’s Requiem as the soprano soloist for the La Crosse Concert Band.

Currently, Megan is auditioning for young artist programs, opera houses, competing in vocal competitions, and teaching private voice lessons. She is looking forward to performances with MOT and the excitement of the audition season. In addition to singing, Megan ‘s other great passions lie in yoga, reading, volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. Megan would like to express her deepest gratitude to her teacher Connie Haas, her coach Janna Ernst, and her family and friends for their continued support and guidance. She couldn’t do it without them!

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