MEREDITH HALL (SOPRANO)


Meredith Hall, soprano, delights audiences internationally with her “lustrous sound and fluent legato” (San Francisco Chronicle). Highlights of her recent seasons include: Josabeth in Handel's Athalia for the Göttingen Handel Festival; Dorinda in Handel's Orlando for VOICEBOX: Opera In Concert (Toronto); Benjamin Britten's Les Illuminations for the Talisker Players (Toronto); Rameau's Pygmalion for Boston Baroque; Handel's Silete Venti for the Haendelfestspielerorchester, Halle; Rauzzini's Piramo e Tisbe for Capella Savaria (Hungary); and Handel's Messiah for the Toronto Symphony.

 

Ms. Hall's operatic roles include the title roles of Monteverdi's L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Houston Grand Opera), Handel's Partenope (Göttingen Handel Festival, Germany), Handel's Semele (Handel and Haydn Society, Boston), and Rameau's Zephyre (Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco). Toronto audiences remember Ms. Hall's many appearances with Opera Atelier, especially her Mozart roles – Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina and Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Other roles include Eurydice in Gluck's Orfeo (Cleveland Opera), leading roles in Rameau's Castor et Pollux and Hippolyte et Aricie for VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert, Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas for Toronto Masque Theatre, and Altisidore in Boismortier's Don Quichotte for the Dijon Opera and the Paris Opera Comique.

 

Meredith has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv, Philips, Naxos, CBC Records, Dorian and Avie with leading early-music ensembles such as Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert Spirituel, the Musicians of the Globe, the Toronto Consort, Aradia, Apollo's Fire and Tafelmusik, as well as with Celtic music ensemble La Nef. Drawing from Ms. Hall’s large repertoire of Newfoundland folksongs and folklore, the folk masque entitled “The Maid of Newfoundland” was broadcast nationally on CBC Radio in 2013.

 

Upcoming performances for Ms. Hall include performances with Apollo's Fire in Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers in New York and a program of arias by Mozart and Haydn for Lyra Baroque of St. Paul (Minneapolis).