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Hailed for his “vocal distinction and expressive warmth” (The Boston Globe), American baritone Thomas Meglioranza is quickly establishing himself as one of the country’s most sought after singers for a wide variety of repertoire including oratorio, opera, and orchestral works. Recently, Mr. Meglioranza was named a Winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, where he was also awarded performance engagements from Rockefeller University in New York City and the Patrons for Young Artists series in Beacon, NY. He is was also named the 2002 Winner of the prestigious Joy In Singing Award.

Mr. Meglioranza’s upcoming engagements include recitals in New York City at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at Merkin Concert Hall, Carmina Burana and a pops concert with the Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra under Murry Sidlin, Messiah with Richard Egarr and the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge with Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque. He sang the role of Aeneas for the Atlanta-based New Trinity Baroque’s 2002/03 season opening performance and new recording of Purcell’s "Dido and Aeneas". He will also appear as guest vocalist and also portray famed diarist Samuel Pepys in a special, semi-staged concert of English Restoration music with the New York Collegium in New York City. His 2001-2002 engagements included appearances as Apollo in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne, and Messiah with the American Bach Soloists, the baritone roles in Purcell’s King Arthur with the New York Collegium conducted by Bernard Labadie, Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa, the St. John Passion conducted by Andrew Parrott, an appearance with the Chicago Opera Theatre in the company’s acclaimed production of "L’Orfeo" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Monteverdi’s "Vespro della Beata Vergine" with the Trinity Consort.

Mr. Meglioranza has made numerous appearances with orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including engagements with the Rochester Philharmonic (Paukenmesse), the Prague Radio Symphony (Beethoven’s "Mass in C"), and the Thai Royal Navy Orchestra (Mozart concert arias), and he has also performed pops programs with the Charleston Symphony and the Santa Barbara Symphony. He sang John Adams' The Wound Dresser at the Tanglewood Festival for Contemporary Music with conductor Reinbert de Leeuw, gave the Japanese premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis' song cycle Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky in Sapporo (Japan) under the direction of the composer, and John Harbison's Words from Paterson at the Bowdoin Music Festival with Jeffrey Milarsky conducting. He has also given premiere performances of many orchestral songs written for him, including Jon Chenette's Broken Ground with the Des Moines Symphony, and Gavin Chuck’s Confiteor with the Ossia Orchestra. His portrayal of Don Giovanni, under the baton of Julius Rudel with the Aspen Opera Theater, was hailed by the Denver Post as "a triumph.” His many festival appearances include the Tanglewood, Aspen, Ravinia, Bowdoin and Pacific Music Festivals.

Mr. Meglioranza is a graduate of Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music. He currently resides in New York City.


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