Canadian mezzo soprano Megan Latham makes her POV debut as Eduige in the November 2010 production of Handel's Rodelinda.
Raised in Abbotsford, BC, Megan has enjoyed the distinction of recognition in opera, oratorio, and recital. Her artistry has been described as “rich and breathtaking” and her voice “clear and wonderful”. Ms. Latham has worked with distinguished conductors including Harry Bicket, Will Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler, Jeanne Lamon and Agnes Grossman.
Roles with the Canadian Opera Company include Marcellina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Waltraute and Second Norn in Wagner's Götterdämmerung (cover), Eduige in Rodelinda (cover), Isaura in Rossini's Tancredi, and Florence Pike in the Ensemble Studio production of Britten's Albert Herring.
During her programme to obtain a Master of Opera degree at the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Latham performed Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina, and Mrs. Herring in Britten's Albert Herring, Second Lady in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera, and Mrs. Nolan in Menotti's The Medium.
As a concert artist, Ms. Latham has been the soloist for numerous works including Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Rossini's Missa Solennelle, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mss, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Vivaldi's Gloria and Beatus Vir.
In concert and recital, Ms. Latham has performed throughout Canada and the United States, including her Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition.
Ms. Latham appeared as Sister Sophia in the long-running Mirvish production of The Sound of Music at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. In 2006, she starred as Baba the Turk in the Aldeburgh Festival's The Rake's Progress. She has been heard as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro for Vancouver Opera and in Bon appetit with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony.
Upcoming engagements include the Rhombus media production of Alexina Louie's Politics is Cruel: An Opera, Verdi's Requiem with the Regina Symphony, Third Secretary in Nixon in China with The Canadian Opera Company, and Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana with Edmonton Opera.
Megan Latham, a mezzo-soprano and another Canadian, brought her warm and earthy voice to four of Brahms's wistful settings of German folk songs.
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 2005