Widely praised for her musical intelligence and “expressive virtuosity” (San Francisco Chronicle), Meg Bragle is quickly earning an international reputation as one of today’s most gifted mezzo-sopranos.
Ms. Bragle has sung in North America and Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Violons du Roy, Apollo’s Fire, the Dunedin Consort, and with many symphony orchestras in the US and Canada. Frequently a featured soloist with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, she has performed with them at the Leipzig Bachfest and the Prague Spring, Luzerne, Aldeburgh and Brighton festivals.
Recent and upcoming highlights include her BBC Proms debut singing Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Colorado Symphony and Matthew Halls, a program of Bach cantatas with Giovanni Antonini and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the title role in Handel’s Susanna with Ars Lyrica Houston; performances and recording of Bach’s Easter Oratorio with the English Baroque Soloists; Bach’s Magnificat and cantatas with Music of the Baroque and Nicholas Kraemer; Handel’s Messiah at National Arts Centre with Matthew Halls; and Bach cantatas with Early Music Vancouver.
Her opera roles include Dido and the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi, Amastre in Handel’s Serse, Speranza in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Ippolita in Cavalli’s Elena, and Elpina in Vivaldi’s La Fida Ninfa.
Ms. Bragle has made several recordings with Apollo’s Fire: Mozart’s Requiem (Koch), Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Avie), L’Orfeo (Eclectra), and Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Koch). Other recordings include Cozzolani’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and Messa Paschale with Magnificat (Musica Omnia), Music of Medieval Love with New York’s Ensemble for Early Music (Ex Cathedra), Toby Twining’s Chrysalid Requiem (Cantaloupe), Anthony Newman’s Requiem (Khaeon World Music) and Copland’s In the Beginning with John Scott and the Men and Boy Choir of St. Thomas Fifth Avenue and the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte on their own labels.
Visit Meg Bragle on the web at www.megbragle.com.