Bio: The Boston Globe proclaimed soprano Megan Mashburn sang with “simplicity and charm” in her Boston Symphony Hall debut of Haydn’s Creation in November 2007. Ms. Mashburn’s opera credits include: “Un Pastore” in Tosca and “Daughter” in Akhnaten with the Atlanta Opera, “Cunegonde” in Candide with GA Perimeter TAG, “Coloratura/Lady with a Handmirror” in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, “Vera” in A Month in the Country with Boston University’s Opera Institute, “Susanna” in Le Nozze di Figaro with L’Orchestra da Camera Boston, and her international debut as “Die Königen der Nacht” at the Amalfi Music Festival in Italy, Summer 2007.
Summer 2013, Ms. Mashburn was a finalist in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria, as well as a full scholarship Young Artist with the Opera and Operetta Studios for the American Institute of Musical Studies. Ms. Mashburn was the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem at Emory University’s Schwartz Center and in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Clemson University, as well as Schubert’s Mass in G with Asheville Symphony Orchestra. A winner of the 2012 and 2014 Georgia District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, the 2013 Orpheus Vocal Competition’s Handel Award, and the Alpha Corrine Mayfield Opera Competition, Megan was a young Artist with the Le Chiavi di Bel Canto Institute in the Spring of 2013, part of the Texas Music Festival, where she was featured on Houston’s Local NPR station in an interview and studio concert with bel canto soprano legend Ruth Ann Swenson.
Recently, Ms. Mashburn was the featured soprano soloist for the Atlanta Opera’s Opera with an Edge Season Preview as Il Barbiere di Seviglia’s “Rosina” and Faust’s “Marguerite”, debuted with the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra’s program featuring music of the Bel Canto era, returned to Clemson University for Mozart’s Mass in C minor, as well as, debuted as “Adina” in New Rochelle Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore. In 2014, Megan appeared as “Valencienne” in Capitol City Opera’s The Merry Widow, returned to the Atlanta Opera’s Opera with and Edge Season Preview in scenes as “Gilda” from Rigoletto, “Susanna” in Le Nozze di Figaro, and “Bea” in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. In Spring 2015, Megan made her company debut as “Barbarina” in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Atlanta Opera and a recital at the Newberry Opera House, just weeks after giving birth to her son.
While planning a recital tour for 2017, Megan currently maintains a small private voice studio on top of being a full-time working mother and wife. A long-time student of Elizabeth Nohe Colson, Ms. Mashburn can be found most Sunday mornings in the choir loft at Morningside Presbyterian Church as soprano section leader and soloist and on Wednesday evenings as the Treble Choir director.
Megan is delighted and honored to be returning to ART-CAN representing the Atlanta Opera, reprising her part in Elegy by Juan Ramirez and choreographed by Armando Luna
ArtCAN is a unique and original fund raising event that features a fine art auction and original performances from selected acclaimed performing and visual artists from around the world who have been closely affected by cancer.