Megan Marino is making her HGO mainstage debut, although audiences may recognize her from her previous appearance as Elsa Schraeder in HGO’s outdoor singalong My Favorite Things in spring 2021. Her 2022-23 season included returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Flora in La traviata and Second Lady in The Magic Flute. She performed in Music of Remembrance, a new piece by Jake Heggie and Gene Sheer, joined the Grand Teton Music Festival as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, joined the artist faculty of the Taos Opera Institute, and led a second season as Executive Director of the Creede Musical Arts Collective. She also made her directorial and company debut with Shreveport Opera on The Barber of Seville, the opera that launched her career as a sought-after interpreter of Rosina. It's You I Like, her album of classically anchored children’s music with pianist John Arida, was released in spring 2023. Her 2021-22 engagements included returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Feodor in Boris Godunov, the Atlanta Opera as Sesto Pompeo in Giulio Cesare (now streaming on the company’s Spotlight Media platform), and the Santa Fe Opera as Meg Page in Falstaff. The summer of 2022 marked the inaugural season of the Creede Musical Arts Collective Inc., a 501c3 organization which Marino co-founded with husband, baritone Michael Mayes.
Elsa Schraeder / Co-Host: MY FAVORITE THINGS: SONGS FROM THE SOUND OF MUSIC 2020-21 (TDECU Stadium)