MEG AT A GLANCE

Meg is a multi-faceted Artist with interests spanning many genres. In addition to a robust career in opera, she’s a pianist, part of the Midnight Cricket Club (Bluegrass-fusion band), and recently created the Creede Musical Arts Collective, a 501c3 co-founded with her husband Michael Mayes. Her training includes a Master of Music (University of Colorado), a Bachelor of Music with a multi-discipline concentration in classical, jazz, voice & piano (University of Southern Maine), and many prestigious American young artist programs. She was honored with numerous awards & competition wins that helped bridge the gap between her training & professional career. Growing up in the Philadelphia area, she spent her formative years studying piano & acting in local & regional theaters. A believer in the greater collective good, Meg was an active board member of AGMA, serving on multiple committees & negotiations from 2019-2022. She holds dual citizenship in America & Italy.

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MEGAN MARINO

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BIOGRAPHY

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 fioriturist and 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.”

Her eclectic 2022-23 season includes returns to the Metropolitan Opera as  Flora in La Traviata and Second Lady in The Magic Flute and Santa Fe Opera as Meg Page in Falstaff. And she debuts with Music of Remembrance in a new piece by Jake Heggie & Gene Sheer, the Grand Teton Music Festival as Suzuki in Madame Butterfly,  joins the Artist faculty of the Taos Opera Institute, and leads a second season as Executive Director of the Creede Musical Arts Collective.

She also makes her directorial & company debut with Shreveport Opera on The Barber of Seville, an opera that launched her career as a sought-after interpreter of Rosina. "It's You I Like," an album of classically anchored children’s music, with pianist John Arida, is set for a spring 2023 release.

Her 2021-2022 engagements included returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Feodor in Boris Godunov, the Atlanta Opera as Sesto Pompeo in Giulio Cesare (now streaming on the company’s Spotlight Media platform) and the Santa Fe Opera as Meg Page in Falstaff. The summer of 2022 marked the inaugural season of the Creede Musical Arts Collective Inc., a 501c3 organization which she co-founded with husband, baritone Michael Mayes.

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