Meagan Zantingh is equally at ease on stage as a recitalist, an early music performer, and an opera singer. One of her recent performances was deemed, “unequivocally beautiful” by the Ottawa Citizen. Her spring included a three-concert tour in Venice, Italy, with the Venice Music Project. She also recently completed a 2 month stint in London, U.K., where she was peforming scenes from La Clemenza di Tito with Secret Opera. In December, she completed her successful first tour with her early music ensemble, Ensemble Alloro in Ontario. Last season, she enjoyed singing the roles of Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte as part of Opera da Camera’s regular season. She also completed a four-concert tour in Europe, singing as the alto soloist in the Gloucester Choral Society’s concert of Messiah in the U.K., and performing three solo concerts with organist Luciano Zecca in Italy and Germany. Previously she has enjoyed singing the role of Hyale in Charpentier’s Actéon with the Compagnie Baroque Mont Royal, and as a member of the Montreal Symphony choir, she sang under the baton of Zubin Mehta. She also recently sang the title role in Opera da Camera’s production of Handel’s Xerxes, and over the past three years, she has performed the roles of Dafne in Cavalli’s Gli amori di Apollo e di Dafne in Venice, Italy, Dorothée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and also Athamas in Handel’s Semele in Montreal. In 2014, she had the opportunity to premiere a work for solo mezzo-soprano, choir, and Renaissance wind ensemble, written by Canadian-American composer, Christopher Hossfeld with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa. She also had her solo debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chamber Choir. In the summer of 2014, Meagan performed as a soloist in the Gaetano Callido International Organ Festival in Venice.
As a founding member of Opera da Camera, she has had regular performances in various venues across Montreal, Quebec, and Ontario for the past five years. With this company, she sang the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro. Also in Ontario, she has sung and reprised the role of Naomi in Arcady’s production of Ruth, by Ron Beckett. A regular interpreter of Bach, Meagan has been a soloist in several Bach cantatas, both with the Christ Church Cathedral Oasis Musicale concert series, and with the Serenata St. John’s series in Montreal. In 2012, she was a semi-finalist in the Froville Baroque Singing Competition in France. Meagan has sung with the Thirteen Strings in Ottawa as a soloist for Haydn’s Stabat Mater, and the role of Nireno in Giulio Cesare, directed by Kevin Mallon. Also in Ottawa, she was a soloist with the Cantata Singers in Handel’s Dixit Dominus. She has participated in the Orford Summer Music Festival Baroque Opera programme, singing the role of Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, as well as the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto. In 2010, she sang the roles of Nireno and Sesto in the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy mainstage production of Giulio Cesare, and she sang Nireno again with the same company in Toronto that fall. She was proud to be a soloist in the Canadian premiere of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion in December 2010, under the direction of Michael Zaugg in Montreal. She sings regularly with the chorus of the Montreal Symphony, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, and Les Violons du Roy.
May 9 - POSTPONED
The Scottish Connection
ALL OTHER UPCOMING PERFORMANCES CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTrictions
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Are you interested in taking voice lessons? Meagan has been teaching students of all ages for many years, and is dedicated to giving her students good vocal technique and to broadening their musical horizons. She holds a Masters degree in Music from McGill University, and an A.R.C.T. Performance diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
One hour: $45
1/2 an hour: $25
Her studio is located close to Outremont metro in Outremont. However, due to the pandemic situation, she is currently only teaching virtually, by Skype. Please get in touch with her if you have any further questions.
It is time to explore your voice!
Do you sing in an amateur choir? Meagan also gives vocal technique masterclasses to amateur choirs that are interested in improving their overall technique and ensemble singing. In these classes, Meagan works with the choir as a whole, but then also works with the singers in semi-private sessions, helping each individual singer to find techniques and tools to improve their choral singing. Contact her for details.