MEAGAN BRUS

MEGAN BRUS Praised for her “vocal warmth...even line, natural expressiveness” and “glorious instrument,” Iowa native Meagan Brus is quickly establishing herself as a unique and versatile soprano to watch.

Known for her consistently dynamic performances, Ms. Brus’ rising career has included many operatic roles and concerts, both in the United States and abroad. Her 2014 season started off with the role of Frasquita with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s production of Carmen and will continue with Carson Kievman’s Fairy Tales (Songs of the White Woman) with SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami, Florida.  She started 2012 similarly by creating the role of Ophelia in the World Premiere performance of Kievman’s opera Hamlet, with Shakespeare’s original English text and electronic orchestra. Her interpretation of this work caused Lawrence Budman of the South Florida Classical Review to write, “Meagan Brus nearly stole the show as Ophelia with her flawless coloratura and compelling portrait of emotional disintegration.”  Continuing her year of 20th-century music, Ms. Brus performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire celebrating the centennial of its premiere with both MusicIC in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chatter Cabaret in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.Mex, two festivals she returned to in 2013 to sing Robert Schumann’s beloved song cycle, Dichterliebe. 

Other performance highlights include a 30-city tour of the United States as the vocal soloist with the group Ten O’Clock Classics, Oberto in Handel’s Alcina and soprano soloist performing Handel’s Neun Deutsche Arien with Bourbon Baroque, as well as singing the role of Pamina in Opera Theatre of Weston’s die Zauberflöte where she garnered praise for being “the opera’s most dimensional character… (Jim Lowe, The Rutland Herald).” Other recent performances include Gianetta and Barbarina in the Green Mountain Opera Festival’s productions of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Jacques Lacombe, cond.), Frou-Frou in Lehar’s The Merry Widow with Opera Santa Barbara, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro  with Coópera: Project Opera of Manhattan.

Comfortable both on the operatic stage and in concert, Ms. Brus has been the soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Bach’s Magnificat and Jesu, Meine Freude, Handel’s Laudate Pueri Dominum and Dixit Dominus, and Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera, Venere, Amore e Ragione in Montreal.  Ms. Brus has given recitals in numerous places including Fukushima and Nihonmatsu, Japan, Düsseldorf, and New York City. Ms. Brus resides in New York City and holds degrees from both the Manhattan School of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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