Meagan Reimer Larios
Manitoba-grown, Candian mezzo-soprano Meagan Reimer Larios holds a Bachelor of Music from Canadian Mennonite University and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Coming from the Mennonite choral heritage and tradition, she began singing at home and grew within a musically rich community before pursuing formal study. She has performed in Manitoba with such ensembles as Camerata Nova, The Professor Bach Project, The Winnipeg Soloists Choir, The Mennonite Festival Chorus, The Winnipeg Singers, and Manitoba Underground Opera.
Meagan is regularly a featured oratorio soloist in such works as The Requiem (Duruflé) and Requiem in D minor (Fauré) in Winnipeg, various cantatas of J.S. Bach (Winnipeg Bach Soloists), and in Allegri’s Miserere (St. Paul’s Bloor Street Choir, Toronto), Händel’s Coronation Anthems, Mozart’s Vespera sollennes de Confessore (Creemore Choral Festival Singers, Creemore, ON), and Händel’s Messiah (Windsor Symphony Orchestra).
Based on Toronto, Meagan is active in the local “Indie Opera” scene where she has performed extensively as a featured artist with Voicebox: Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera by Request, TrypTych Concert and Opera, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Confidential Opera, Three Seven Ace Opera Company, and Premiere Productions Ottawa. She appeared as JULIA/JULES in a workshop production of Pomegranate, a new opera developed in conjunction with the Dora Award-winning Tapestry Opera. Further opera credits include ROSINA (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), SESTO (Giulio Cesare), CHERUBINO (Le Nozze di Figaro), MERCÉDÈS (Carmen), RUGGIERO and BRADAMANTE (Alcina), KATE (The Pirates of Penzance), LAY SISTER/TOURIÈRE (Suor Angelica), BERTARIDO and UNULFO (Rodelinda), and INO (Semele).
Meagan has been a semi-finalist for the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s prestigious Doris McLellan Competition and was awarded Second Prize at the Cathedral Bluffs Clifford Poole Vocal Competition in Toronto in 2018. In the fall of 2018, Meagan was heard in recital at the Knutson Studio in Berlin, Germany along with fellow Mid-western Canadian, Pianist and Professor of Operatic Studies at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory, Byron Knutson.
She was recently featured as Alto Soloist in Pergolesi/Durante's MAGNIFICAT, and Saint-Saëns' ORATORIO DE NOËL with York University Chamber and Concert Choirs along with the Talisker Players Orchestra. In February of 2020, she will join Lyric Opera Studio Weimar as DONNA ELVIRA for a co-production of Don Giovanni with Theater Rudolstadt in Weimar, Germany. She returns home to Canada to interpret the role of PIERRE in an original production, JAMES BOND: A CONVENIENT LIE, in Toronto (May, 2020), and then later that month joins a mega-cast with Opera by Request and the Berlin Wagner Gruppe in a cooperative Ring Cycle concert presentation as WELLGUNDE (Das Rheingold, Götterdämmerung) and WELTRAUTE (Die Walküre) in Belleville, ON.
"...vivacious...sparkling and engaging." - Ian Ritchie, Opera Going Toronto, operagoto.com
"...impress(ed) in the role of Kate." - Christopher Hoile, stage-door.com
"...accurate and pleasant and she showed some good acting skills." - OperaRamblings.blog
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