Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
Thomas Meglioranza was born in New York City, grew up in northern New Jersey, and graduated from Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music. He was a winner of the Walter W. Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity, and Joy in Singing Competitions. Highlights from recent seasons include an all-Hugo Wolf recital at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the role of Lord Henry in Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray with Odyssey Opera, and Bach’s solo bass cantatas with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra. In addition to Messiah, Carmina Burana, and Bach passions with many US orchestras, he has also sung Copland’s Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Eight Songs for a Mad King with the LA Philharmonic, Bach cantatas with Les Violons du Roy, and John Harbison’s Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony. His operatic roles include Mozart’s Count Almaviva and Don Giovanni, Pierrot in Die tote Stadt, Chou En-Lai in Nixon in China and Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America. With pianist Reiko Uchida, he has given recitals around the world and recorded albums of Schubert lieder, Winterreise and Fauré’s La bonne chanson. His discography also includes orchestral songs of Virgil Thomson with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Bach cantatas with the Taverner Consort. His music festival appearances include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, as well as Ravinia, Tanglewood, Aspen, and Marlboro. He is a Visiting Artist at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge.