Megan  Samarin

Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow

Mezzo-soprano (United States)

HGO Appearances: Olga in Eugene Onegin, Third Wood Nymph in Rusalka, and Lady Meresvale/Mistress Revels in Prince of Players. She will also perform Lady Columbia in the HGOco commission O Columbia. HGO Studio artist 2014-16. Previously:  Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Second Lady in The Magic Flute (2015).  Finalist in HGO's 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Alumna of HGO's Young Artists Vocal Academy (2013).

About the Artist: Last summer, Megan Samarin was a Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artist, singing La Marchande in Les mamelles de Tirésias. She earned her bachelor's degree in classical vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she sang Farnace in La Doriclea, Anne in The Mother of Us All, and Vénus in Orphée aux enfers. As a member of the Seagle Music Colony Young Artist Program in summer 2013, she sang Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin, Cherubino in John Davies's The Three Little Pigs, Cis in Albert Herring, Third Graduate in Street Scene, and Ethel in 42nd Street. She was featured at the Brevard Music Center Janiec Opera Company as Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites and Cousin Hebe in Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore. With the New York Lyric Opera Theater, she performed Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and with Opera on the Avalon she sang the Flower Girl in The Marriage of Figaro. She is a 2014 District Encouragement Award winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. This summer, she will sing Marzia in Vivaldi's Cato in Utica at Glimmerglass Opera.