Meredith Wohlgemuth Soprano

Meredith Wohlgemuth
USA
24/10/1995

Voice 2022 – Art Song Division

Laureate – James Norcop First Prize
Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant
Normand Beauchamp Winner’s Tour
French Art Song Award

 

Voice 2022

Competitors 2022

 

soprano

 

2022: Brooklyn-based Meredith Wohlgemuth is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School and studies with teacher to the greats, Marlena Malas. She arrives at this year’s competition with a passion for contemporary as well as traditional art song.

The American soprano was a 2021 winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont National Council Auditions New York District, after winning an Encouragement Award the previous year.

Wohlgemuth can already claim some of opera’s most coveted soprano roles, like Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel, Despina in Così fan tutte, and Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The rising star sang vital roles in Opera Naples’ productions of La traviata and West Side Story.

 

Training 

2018-2020: Juilliard School, Master’s Degree

Principal Teachers

  • Marlena Malas: 2018-present
  • Dr. Talea Bloch: 2014-2018
  • Stella Zambalis: 2012-2014

Prizes and Awards 

  • 2021: NY District Winner, Metropolitan Opera Laffont National Council Auditions
  • 2020: NY District Encouragement Winner Metropolitan Opera Laffont National Council Auditions

 

Programme

FIRST ROUND

FRANZ SCHUBERT Der Musensohn, D. 764

FRANZ SCHUBERT Suleika II, Op. 31, D. 717

CLAUDE DEBUSSY Green • Spleen
(Ariettes oubliées)

IAIN BELL Boudicca
(Daughters of Brittanica)

 

SEMIFINAL

JOSEPH SCHWANTNER Shadowinnower
(Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro) 

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Erwartung • Erhebung
(4 Lieder, Op. 2)

FRANZ SCHUBERT Lied der Delphine
(Zwei Szenen aus dem Schauspiel ‘Lacrimas’, D. 857) 

FRANCIS POULENC  Le présent • Chanson • Hier
(Trois poèmes de Louise Lalanne, FP. 57)

LIONEL GAUNAIS Rose • Gris • Mauve
(Fantaisie dans tous les tons)

 

FINAL

HUGO WOLF Er ist’s
(Morike-Lieder)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN Hexenlied
(12 Gesänge, Op.8) 

RICHARD STRAUSS Wie erkenn’ ich mein Treulieb • Guten Morgen, ‘s ist Sankt Valentinstag • Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre Bloss
(Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67)

FRANCIS POULENC Reine des mouettes • C’est ainsi que tu es • Paganini
(Métamorphoses) 

ALFRED BACHELET Chère nuit

ROBERT SCHUMANN Meine Rose
(6 Geditche von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op.90) 

JOHANNES BRAHMS Wie Melodien
(5 Lieder, Op. 105) 

FERNANDO OBRADORS Del cabello más sutil • Chiquitita la novia
(Canciones Clásicas Españolas)

 

 

Website

 

 

Pianist: Jinhee Park

 

John Newmark Prize for Best Collaborative Pianist

 

 

Meredith Wohlgemuth is generously sponsored by Andrée & Pierre Lessard.

 

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