Lecturer in Voice

Soprano Meghan Dewald most recently garnered success in her portrayal of Contessa Almaviva in Delaware Valley Opera Company's Le nozze di Figaro.  Other recent engagements have included Marguerite in Faust with Opera Lancaster, Nancy in Fritz Kreisler's Apple Blossoms with Concert Operetta Theater in Philadelphia, and the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the North Carolina Master Chorale.

She "accomplished feats of valor" in her performance of the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  In the summer of 2010 she was a Young Artist with Cincinnati Opera, where she covered the role of Musetta in La Bohème and performed with Denyce Graves in their 90th Anniversary Gala, conducted by Edoardo Mueller.  In 2009, she covered renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw in the role of Margarita in Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar at Cincinnati Opera.   Recent Indiana University performances include Magda in Puccini's La Rondine, conducted by David Effron and Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, both IU Opera Theater productions. 

A frequent interpreter of contemporary music, her other roles include Camelia la Tejana in the world premiere of Gabriela Ortiz's videopera ¡Únicamente la verdad!,  Diana in the collegiate premiere of William Bolcom's A Wedding and Margarita Xirgu in the collegiate premiere of Ainadamar  at Indiana University.   Other operatic credits include the roles of Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (OperaWorks tour) and Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Kentucky Opera; First Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica at Northwestern University.  She made her Chicago Symphony Center debut singing Countess Almaviva in a concert of opera scenes with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago.

She has performed as the soprano soloist in major concert and oratorio works, including the Britten War Requiem conducted by Robert Porco, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Bloomington Chamber Singers, the Bach Magnificat in D and Handel's Ode to St. Cecilia with the Bach and Handel Chorale of Jim Thorpe, PA, and the Mozart Requiem and Handel's Judas Maccabaeus at Northwestern University

Dewald has been the recipient of several awards including Second Place Regional Finalist (Upper Midwest Region) and District Winner (Florida and Wisconsin) in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition and a Friends of Music scholarship at Indiana University. Dewald is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and completed her Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude at Northwestern University. 

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Phone: (989) 774-1968
Room: MU 279​​​​​​​​