Megan Renae Parker
Megan Renae Parker, Lyric Coloratura Soprano and cross-over artist graces operatic, musical theatre and concert stages alike. Hailed for her “superb showmanship” this two-time NW Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Finalist’s recent roles include Violetta- La Traviata with Vashon Opera, Francesca Johnson- The Bridges of Madison County with Showtunes Theatre, Alice- in the Broadway bound revival of The Secret Garden with 5th Avenue Theatre, Zerlina- Don Giovanni with Vashon Opera, Lucia- Lucia di Lammermoor with Pacific NW Opera and Peaches/Baby Jane- Jerry Springer the Opera with Balagan Theatre for which she was a Broadwayworld.com, Gypsy Rose Lee & Gregory Award Nominee. Megan also recently premiered the debut of a song cycle, In Sleep the World is Yours composed by Lori Laitman, commissioned by the Music of Remembrance, and recorded on the Naxos label.
Other notable roles include Musetta- La Bohème with Pacific NW Opera & Bellevue Opera, Sarah Brown- Guys & Dolls with Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Adele- Die Fledermaus with Pacific NW Opera, Mabel- Pirates of Penzance with Tacoma Opera, Bubikopf- Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Music of Remembrance conducted by Seattle Symphony's Ludovic Morlot, , Marian Paroo- The Music Man and Guenevere- Camelot with Lyric Light Opera, & Giannetta- L'elisir d'Amore with Tacoma Opera & Pacific NW Opera.
Megan made her McCaw Hall debut as a guest artist with the Seattle Men’s & Women’s Chorus, bringing down the house with “Glitter & Be Gay” in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. Other concert engagements include Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli with NW Sinfonietta, Knoxville Summer of 1915 & Mahler Symphony No. Four with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, Music of Our Time with Music Northwest, Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Farewell Auschwitz, Simon Sargon's Shemà and Shostakovich's Jewish Folk Poetry, Op.79 with the Music of Remembrance.
Megan is a Nei Stëmmen Competition Finalist, Sun Valley Opera Competition Finalist, Michael Mitchell Memorial Scholarship recipient, Ladies Musical Club Solo Competition Finalist, Alan Lund Scholarship recipient, and the recipient of a training fund grant from the Seattle Opera Guild. Megan also helps produce monthly events as a Managing Diva of Opera On Tap- Seattle and teaches private voice lessons as the sole proprietor of Vocalpath Studio.
CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Megan...ran off with the show every time she opened her mouth and those glorious pipes rang forth. Whether playing the jilted wife or the infantilized mistress she completely blew me away."