Megan  Samarin

Michelle Beale and Dick Anderson Fellow

Mezzo-soprano (United States)

HGO Appearances: Second Lady in The Magic Flute and Johanna in Sweeney Todd. Finalist in HGO's 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Alumna of HGO's Young Artists Vocal Academy (2013). HGO Studio artist (2014-15).

About the Artist: During the summer of 2014, Megan Samarin is a Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artist, singing La Marchande in Les mamelles de Tirésias and performing in opera scenes. She earned her bachelor's degree in music in classical vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she sang Farnace in La Doriclea, Anne in The Mother of Us All, Vénus in Orphée aux enfers, Mère Marie in a scene from Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Mrs. Grose in a scene from The Turn of the Screw. As a member of the Seagle Music Colony Young Artist Program last summer, she sang Madame Larina in Eugene Onegin, Cherubino in John Davies's The Three Little Pigs (an adaptation of the children's tale based on scenes from Mozart operas), 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 H.M.S. 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.