Praised for her “Pleasing, lustrous voice with depth and power,” young lirico-spinto soprano Megan Marie Hart is quickly gaining recognition for her compelling vocal expression and dramatic stage presence. Since 2015, she has been in the ensemble of the Landestheater Detmold, where she sang the title roles in Tosca and Luisa Miller, Mimì in La Bohème, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Gilda in Rigoletto, Marguerite in Faust, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Arminda in Mozart's Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe, Elle in La voix humaine, Sylva Varescu in Die Csárdásfürstin, and the soprano solos in Carmina Burana, Mahler's 2. Symphony, and Elias. She performed in concert with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Orchestergesellschaft Detmold, and in countless concerts and Galas with the Symphonische Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold.
In the 2019/2020 season, Ms. Hart is pleased to announce she will make her debut in the title role of Aida. She will return to the beloved role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, as well as Luisa Miller. She will also sing the Soprano Solo in Suppé’s Requiem with the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, and Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder with the Orchestergesellschaft Detmold.
Previously, she sang the role of Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Bühnen der Stadt Gera, Donna Anna in Zomeropera Belgium’s Don Giovanni, and returned to Annapolis Opera to sing Gilda in Rigoletto.
Ms. Hart made her Carnegie Hall debut in a recital of Liszt Songs with the Marilyn Horne Legacy at Carnegie Hall, covered the role of the Friedensbote in Opera Orchestra of New York's Rienzi, and won First Place at the Liederkranz Foundation Competition. She joined the New York City Opera roster to cover Marie in Rufus Wainwright's opera Prima Donna, made her Annapolis Opera debut as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, and appeared at Union Avenue Opera as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold.
As a three-year resident artist with the prestigious Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, she performed the roles of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and the title role in Rita.
Other favorite roles include the title role in Alcina, Almirena in Rinaldo, Sibyl Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Amina in La Sonnambula, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Elle in La voix humaine, Blanche in Les dialogues des Carmélites, and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro.
As a concert soloist, Ms. Hart has performed with the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch, and in a televised performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony for the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. She appeared in concert with Rufus Wainwright and the Oregon Symphony. She has collaborated extensively with Music of Remembrance, a Jewish chamber ensemble, performing works by Holocaust era composers and poets.
Ms. Hart earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Oberlin Conservatory, and her Professional Studies Certificate at Manhattan School of Music.
Megan Marie Hart is a student of Marilyn Horne.
“A star in the making.” — Denver Post
„Megan Marie Hart singt die Titelrolle (Tosca) makellos und hinreißend.“
— Neue Westfälische
„Als Mimì konnte Megan Marie Hart glänzen. Ihre Stimme gab der Mimi innere Leuchtkraft.“ — Rheinischen Post
„Einer kräftigen, perfekt artikulierten Stimme.“ — Der Opernfreund