Originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa, mezzo-soprano Megan Esther Grey is joining the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program for her first season. A Grand Finalist of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where she completed her Masters of Music in voice performance and performed the role of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. In summer 2017, she sang Proserpina in the U.S. stage premier of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo orchestrated by Respighi at the Chautauqua Opera Company, where she spent two summers as a Studio Artist. Her other roles have included L’enfant in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Mrs. McLean in Susannah, and Mrs. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor.
A recipient of numerous competitive honors, Ms. Grey has been distinguished in competition by Classical Singer, National Opera Association, and National Association of Teachers of Singing Central Region, and the Presser Foundation. This summer she will be a Young Artist at the Merola Opera Program and participate in the Schwabacher Summer Concerts.