MEREDITH HALL, soprano

delights audiences internationally with her “lustrous sound and fluent legato” (San Francisco Chronicle). Highlights of her recent seasons include Josabeth in Handel’s Athalia with the Göttingen Handel Festival, Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando for VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert (Toronto), Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Talisker Players (Toronto), Rameau’s Pygmalion with the Boston Baroque, Handel’s Silete Venti for the Haendelfestspielerorchester (Halle), Rauzzini’s Piramo e Tisbe with Capella Savaria (Hungary), and Handel’s Messiah for the Toronto Symphony. Ms. Hall’s operatic roles include the title roles of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Houston Grand Opera), Handel’s Partenope (Göttingen Handel Festival, Germany), Handel’s Semele (Handel and Haydn Society, Boston), and Rameau’s Zéphyre (Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco). Ms. Hall’s many appearances with Opera Atelier of Toronto include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina and Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Other notable roles include Eurydice in Gluck’s Orfeo (Cleveland Opera), leading roles in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux and Hippotyte et Aricie for VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert, and Altisidore in Boismortier’s Don Quichotte for the Dijon Opera and the Paris Opera Comique. Ms. Hall has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv, Philips, Naxos, CBC Records, Dorian and Avie. Highlights of her current season include performances with Apollo’s Fire in Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers in New York and a program of arias by Mozart and Haydn for Lyra Baroque in St. Paul, Minnesota.