Megan Latham


Mezzo-soprano Megan Latham’s 23/24 season saw her with Pacific Opera Victoria for both Wagner’s Die Walküre  and her signature role of Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), having performed the latter for the Canadian Opera  Company last season. A favourite of the COC, Megan appeared this season in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, and  looks forward to Gounod’s Faust in 24/25. 

A voice that has been described as “clear and honey coloured” (Opera Canada), Megan has worked with such  distinguished conductors as Harry Bicket, Will Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler,  Jeanne Lamon, Johannes Debus, and Agnes Grossman. Her 2022/2023 season included Mother Abbess for the Arts  Club of Vancouver’s The Sound of Music and as Mary in Vancouver Opera’s Der fliegende Holländer. 

Nicknamed “Canada’s Digital Opera Queen” by Opera Canada, Megan’s busy 2020/2021 season included the  premieres of numerous digital projects including a double bill of Hoiby’s Bon Appetit! and The Italian Lesson, as  well as Elizabeth Raum’s The Garden of Alice, both for Pacific Opera Victoria (POV). She also sang Zita in the  Canadian Opera Company’s digital production of Gianni Schicchi, appeared in Astrolabe Musik Theatre’s Your  Breath, My Breath: Dialogue for a Mother and Daughter, returned to Victoria for a live reprise of her Hoiby double bill and for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Victoria Symphony, finally capping off her season as Buttercup in  Vancouver Opera’s H.M.S. Pinafore

The British Columbia native’s 2019/2020 began with tour-de-force triple roles in Puccini’s Il trittico (POV). Her  2018/19 season included Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette for Calgary Opera, Flora in La traviata for (POV), and a  return to Edmonton Opera for her role debut as Ragonde in Le comte Ory. In 2017/2018, Megan appeared as  

Giovanna in Rigoletto and the Fortune Teller in Arabella for the Canadian Opera Company, returned to Vancouver  Opera to sing Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin, made her company debut with Opéra de Québec as Second Lady in  Die Zauberflöte, and joined the Victoria Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem. Further recent credits include Emilia in  Otello for Vancouver Opera and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte for POV, the world premieres of Stickboy and Dark  Sisters for Vancouver Opera, Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande for Against the Grain Theatre (AtG), Alisa in Lucia di  Lammermoor for Edmonton Opera and Verdi’s Requiem for the Ottawa Choral Society. 

A regular with the Canadian Opera Company, Ms. Latham’s assignments there have included Voice of the Mother  in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélites, Rossweisse in Die  Walküre, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Isaura in Rossini’s Tancredi, Florence Pike in the Ensemble Studio  production of Albert Herring and Waltraute and Second Norn in Götterdämmerung (cover). Further career  highlights include the Rhombus Media production of Alexina Louie’s Politics Is Cruel: An Opera, Verdi’s Requiem for  Regina Symphony, Secretary to Chairman Mao in COC’s Nixon in China, Eduige in POV’s Rodelinda, Mrs. Grose in  AtG’s The Turn of the Screw, and Mistress Quickly in POV’s Falstaff. Among Ms. Latham‘s concert repertoire are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus,  Rossini’s Petite Misse Solennelle, Haydn’s Nelsonmesse, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Beatus  Vir. She appeared as Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, and in Bon  Appetit with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony.

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