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Announcement:

Sound Bites: Meridian Prall 

A Michigan mezzo prepares for Monteverdi and Dvořák in Santa Fe.

By Evelyn G. Kocak

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About

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Best-known for her vocal ease and golden timbre, mezzo-soprano Meridian Prall recently made her Santa Fe Opera debut as the Third Wood Sprite in Rusalka. During the 2023 season, she was a Sullivan Award recipient and made two additional house debuts as Meg Page in Falstaff with Palm Beach Opera and Second Lady in The Magic Flute with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Looking forward, Ms. Prall will be featured in the Hart Institute for Women Conductors Showcase Concert as a soloist with Dallas Opera in January 2024 and will make her Atlanta Opera debut as Shwertleite in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre. Summer 2024, Ms. Prall will return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Cornelia in Julius Caesar. She will finish her operatic season with a return to Atlanta Opera as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte.

 

Ms. Prall began her journey as an artist with the violin. She studied from a young age and began taking voice lessons her sophomore year of high school. She followed her voice teacher, Denise Bernardini, to the University of Toledo and graduated in 2018. During her time in Toledo, she began a relationship with the Toledo Symphony and continues to sing masterworks alongside conductor Alain Trudel. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan and graduated in 2020. As a result of winning the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, Meridian performed the United States premiere of Verklärtes Jahr, a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, with University of Michigan’s University Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Adrian Slywotzk. During her graduate studies, Meridian was a semifinalist in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition. 

Meridian loves long hiking adventures in the upper peninsula of Michigan, cooking and confectioning, hanging out with her family and friends, and caring for her two cats at home.

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UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS And Announcements

February 23, 2024

Toledo Symphony

April 17- May 5, 2024

Atlanta Opera

November 2024

Atlanta Opera

June 2024

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

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