Meagan Sill, Soprano
Praised for having “the most cut and sparkle without shrillness,” Meagan Sill is a Bel Canto specialist and active performer in both the United States and Europe. Having received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from James Madison University and a Master of Vocal Performance from Indiana University under the tutelage of Carol Vaness, Ms. Sill’s first major performative work included Musetta in La bohème, as well as the title role in both Lehár’s Friederike, and in the United States premiere of Kálmán’s Das Hollandweibchen during her two seasons with The Ohio Light Opera. It was at this point in her early career that Sill made the decision to dedicate herself to the study of the Bel Canto style and technique of singing.
Ms. Sill is sought after as a recurring principal, cover, and featured soloist. She recently performed an all Rossini program at the Festival Lanaudiére with Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee. She has worked closely with the critically acclaimed historical ensemble Teatro Nuovo, where she has been a principal and a soloist, a principal cover, and where she sang the role of Lisa in La sonnambula in their 2021-2022 season. Meagan made her Kennedy Center debut as Cunegonde, in a program featuring excerpts from Bernstein’s Candide, as a guest artist with the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists. Sill performed the role of Corphée in Gounod’s Sapho with the Washington Concert Opera and she was also featured as the principal Soprano in Frank Martin’s chamber opera Le vin Herbé with the Wolf Trap Opera.
Sill is rapidly gaining traction overseas after having an award winning 2021 summer season at the Rossini in Wildbad Bel Canto Festival in Bad Wildbad, Germany. In Wildbad, Meagan sang the principal role of Lucilla in La scala di seta, which has just seen a live recording release on Naxos, while simultaneously preparing a variety of concerts ranging from chamber music programs to semi-staged performances, all to critical praise, culminating in the winning of the annual Inge-Borkh Stipendium awarded by festival director, Jochen Schönleber. Meagan also received the Maestro Fabio Luisi Scholarship during her time in Italy while performing at the Solo Belcanto Festival in Montisi-Montalcino.
While primarily focusing on Bel Canto performance practice, Sill maintains an effortless performative flexibility and has performed a multitude of roles in the traditional vocal repertory, including Ninetta (La gazza ladra), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Lyudmila (Ruslan i Lyudmila), Frasquita (Carmen), and Monica (The Medium). Her solo oratorio work includes Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Kleine Orgelmesse, and Handel’s Messiah as well as performances of Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate with the Union Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina, and again with the National Music festival in Chestertown, Maryland.
Meagan Sill is on the roster of Fischer Artists International, managed by Helmut Fischer.