Be it on stage, screen, under a big tent, standard fare repertoire, forgotten gem or work in progress, Meg is genre-adventurous and driven by a deep-rooted need to communicate, mixed with pure moxie. She’s a true believer that a good song is a good song, regardless of its genre or origin. Established as a stylish musician, agile fiorituristand a fearless stage animal, she’s been praised by Opera News as “authoritative and carefree,” “a gifted actress with a strong, appealing voice, graced by a rich lower register,” and singing trouser roles with “swagger” and “vocal audacity.”
In the 2023-2024 season, Meg returns to the Santa Fe Opera in one of her favorite roles, Annina in Der Rosenkavalier, The Houston Grand Opera to debut as Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, the Atlanta Opera to debut “bucketlist role” Puck in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a co-production with Opera Delaware & Opera Baltimore to debut Maddalena in Rigoletto. She will also debut with Music of Remembrance in a new piece by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer. This fall she continues her work as a Teaching Artist, returning to her alma mater, the University of Southern Maine Osher School of Music as Distinguished Alumna in Residence. [read more...]
“... Marino’s dynamic portrayal…” – Opera News
Falstaff – “Meg Page is a character who can get lost in the ensemble, but Megan Marino’s dynamic portrayal made her a comic force of her own."
"... shone brightly…” – Opera News
Giulio Cesare – “Her duets with Sesto, sung by Megan Marino, were stunning, the pulsations of their vibrato synchronized. Marino, one of the more seasoned members of the cast, shone brightly demonstrating consummate understanding of Baroque style.”
"... swagger and playfulness..." – OperaWire
Boris Godunov – “Megan Marino sang the role of Feodor with swagger and playfulness. She gave the character a bright mezzo voice at the beginning but as her father’s tragedy grew, the voice obtained a darker timbre and her movements became more restrained and hesitant."
"... simply delightful..." – Dallas Morning News
Le nozze di Figaro – “The main reasons to see Santa Fe’s Marriage of Figaro, a timeless comedy of errors, are soprano Ying Fang as Susanna, the faithful servant, and mezzo Megan Marino as Cherubino, the infatuated pageboy... With her attractively flexible timbre, and rich chest voice, Marino expresses Cherubino’s ardor. Her “Voi che sapete” is simply delightful.”
"... Marino was perfect..." – BachTrack
Carmen – “the lovely, seductive, cynical chanteuse Carmen, portrayed by Megan Marino... Marino was perfect for her role as Carmen. She could be emotionally cold, yet sensual at the same time. Her crystalline mezzo was powerful, even while masked. She embodied Carmen.”