Known for her “rich character portrayals” and “versatile voice,” mezzo-soprano Megan Roth enjoys a varied career performing opera, oratorio, art song, and chamber music, with repertoire spanning from early to contemporary music.
Most recently, Megan “smoldered” in the role of Tisbe in La Cenerentola with Boston Midsummer Opera, receiving accolades as she “…vamped about with sufficient trashy glitter, bringing the angry coloratura across the footlights with comic menace.” In June 2021, Megan performed in the company’s first post-pandemic live performance as Despina in excerpts of Cosi fan tutte, along with other scenes and arias. Additional roles include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Meg in Little Women.
Notable engagements on the concert stage include soloist in Copland’s In the Beginning, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus. As an active chamber musician, Megan performs with several renowned national ensembles including GRAMMY® nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble and True Concord, Yale Choral Artists, Spire Chamber Ensemble, and the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble. Also an accomplished violinist, Megan was honored to have a featured violin solo on the 2021 GRAMMY® nominated album It’s a Long Way with the Skylark Vocal Ensemble.
Megan is also the founder and artistic director of Calliope’s Call, a not-for-profit art song performance group based in New England, which presents unique and culturally relevant programs of art song by contemporary and new composers, as well as traditional composers of the genre. www.meganroth.com