Manager: Angela Maria Blasi
Management Territory: World
Megan Marino, playing Mrs. Grose, displayed the most mature voice in the production. Her colorful mezzo is ready for bigger roles and bigger companies. Palm Beach Daily News, April 2013 Turn of the Screw, Palm Beach Opera
Megan Marino was a superb Mrs. Grose, the estate’s housekeeper. Her strong, lustrous mezzo and theatricality are the production’s fulcrum. South Florida Classical Review, April 2013 Turn of the Screw, Palm Beach Opera
"Megan Marino, who sang Mrs. Grose, was able to say a lot with just a little in something as simple in the officious, official way she walked offstage or in the way she used her body to shield Flora from the governess in the final scenes of the second act. Marino’s voice is big, darkly colored and powerful, and she, too, had an exceptionally difficult part to sing, and she sang it with great strength." Palm Beach Arts, April 2013
Hailed for her stunning stage presence and blooming voice, mezzo-soprano Megan Marino is quickly becoming a singer poised on the brink of an exciting career.
Highlights of the upcoming 2012/2013 season include performances as Mercédès in “Carmen” with Opera Coeur d'Alene, performances of Mrs. Grose in “The Turn of the Screw”, Ein Page in “Salome”, and the title role in “La Cenerentola” with Palm Beach Opera. Ms. Marino finishes this season as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera.
Summer of 2012 brought Ms. Marino’s Caramoor . . . International Music Festival Debut as the mezzo soloist in Mendelssohn's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” conducted by Roberto Abbado and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. She also appeared in Rossini's Ciro in “Babilonia” at the Caramoor International Music Festival and at the Rossini Opera Festival in a new production from Davide Livermore, conducted by Will Crutchfield.
In a busy 2011/2012 season Ms. Marino debuted at Opera Colorado as the 3rd Wood Nymph in “Rusalka” and Tisbe in “La Cenerentola”, as Anita in “West Side Story” at the Aspen Music Festival, Pitti-Sing in “The Mikado” with Virginia Opera, Rosina in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” with Opera Fort Collins, and the title role in “La Cenerentola” with the Baltimore Concert Opera.
Other roles have included Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus” with the New Rochelle Opera, Hansel in “Hansel and Gretel” with Opera Iowa, Lucretia in “The Rape of Lucretia” with University of Colorado, Phoebe in “The Yeomen of the Guard” with Bostonian Concert and Opera Ensemble, and the world premier of the Greek Trio Mezzo in David Chesky’s award winning operatic satire “The Pig, the Farmer and the Artist” at the New York City Fringe Festival.
Ms. Marino was the 2nd place winner of the Ft. Worth Opera's McCammon Competition, the 3rd place winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition, a Regional Finalist with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, has placed multiple times at the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, and is the recipient a Career Grant from Allied Arts.
As a soloist, equally at home on the concert stage, she has performed with the Colorado Bach Ensemble and the Boulder Messiah Chorale in Händel’s “Messiah”, with the Boston Boys Choir as the soloist in Mozart’s “Requiem”, and with the University of Colorado Symphony in Bach’s “Matthäus-Passion”.
Ms. Marino holds a Master's Degree from the University of Colorado in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor's from University of Southern Maine in Vocal Performance with a minor in Jazz Voice and Piano. Interesting Marino triva: Meg rides a vintage Schwinn cruiser, enjoys artisan bread baking, holds dual American and Italian citizenship, and resides in New York City with her scrappy terrier named Vito.