biography

Meredith Ziegler has impressed critics and audiences alike with her warm lyric mezzo-soprano voice and her engaging characterizations. Of Ms. Ziegler’s debut as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Granite State Opera, Seen and Heard Opera Review praised her “very beautiful voice and delightful portrayal of the flighty Dorabella”. For her role as Meg Page in Falstaff with Opera North, Opera News commended her “game, well sung Meg”.

Recent engagements found Meredith performing as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Theater of Connecticut and Opera Company of Middlebury, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for Cape Cod Opera, and Mallika in Lakmé for Connecticut Concert Opera. Ms. Ziegler performed a Guest Artist Recital at Colgate University, where she was an Artist in Residence in 2010. Other recent operatic performances include Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti for Connecticut Concert Opera, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for Granite State Opera, Dido in Dido & Aeneas for Connecticut Lyric Opera in 2008, Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel for Opera Theater of Connecticut, and Meg Page in Falstaff for Opera North. Upcoming engagements in the 2012-2013 include the role of the Mother in the world premiere of Letter from Italy, 1944: War's End with the Greater Middletown Chorale, the mezzo soloist in Handel's Messiah with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and a Guest Artist Recital and Masterclass at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi, Texas.  

Internationally, Ms. Ziegler’s work has taken her to Graz, Austria where, in 2005, she was a soloist with the AIMS Festival Orchestra for performances of Bernstein’s Arias & Barcarolles. Closer to home she appeared as a soloist in Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with both the Holyoke Civic Symphony and the New Haven Oratorio Choir.

Ms. Ziegler was the recipient of a 2008 Encouragement Award from the prestigious Sullivan Foundation. She was a 2007 Regional Finalist in the New England Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as a 2006 2nd place prize winner at the Connecticut Opera Guild Scholarship Competition. She received 2nd prize from the 2007 Amici Vocal Competition (Young Professional Division).

Meredith holds both Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Science in Music Education degrees as well as her Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the University of Connecticut. In addition to performing, Ms. Ziegler is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

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