Praised for her “Pleasing, lustrous voice with depth and power,” young soprano Megan Marie Hart is quickly gaining recognition for her compelling vocal expression and dramatic stage presence. Since 2014, she has been in the ensemble of the Landestheater Detmold, where she sang roles such as Mimì in La Bohème, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Gilda in Rigoletto, 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 and Elias. She performed in concert with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Orchestergesellschaft Detmold, and in several concerts and Galas with the Symphonische Orchester des Landestheaters Detmold.
In the 2017/2018 season, Ms. Hart is pleased to announce she will make her debut in the title role of Puccini's Tosca. She will return to the beloved role of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, as well as Sylva Varescu in Die Csárdásfürstin and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She will also sing the Soprano Solo in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, and with the Bühnen der Stadt Gera the role of Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Previously, she sang the role of Donna Anna in Zomeropera Belgium’s Don Giovanni, and returned to Annapolis Opera to sing Gilda in Rigoletto. She competed in Placido Domingo’s Operalia, and performed in concert throughout Germany.
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 Hart, as Gilda, displayed a well-managed, rather dark-hued lyric soprano with a goodly amount of body in midrange. She easily negotiated a variety of upward interpolations, including a healthy high E-natural to conclude Caro nome — it is impressive as sound. Her death was affectingly done.” — Opera News
“Exquisite vocal styling.” — Capital Gazette