Baritone Thomas Meglioranza debuts at Union College Concert Series

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Respected baritone Thomas Meglioranza performs on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The weries welcomes the dashing young baritone with pianist Reiko Uchida in a program of selections from Hugo Wolf’s Mörike-Lieder – a rarely-heard masterwork of the late 19th century championed by the late baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Baritone Thomas Meglioranza was a winner of the Walter W. Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity, and Joy In Singing competitions. He has sung Messiahs, Bach Passions, and Carmina Buranas with many of America’s leading orchestras as well as Copland’s Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, John Harbison’s Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony, Milton Babbitt’s Two Sonnets with the MET Orchestra, Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina with the Houston Symphony, and Bach cantatas with Les Violons du Roy and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Meglioranza regularly performs with the Mark Morris Dance Group, including the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas. His discography includes three acclaimed albums of Schubert lieder and French mélodies with pianist Reiko Uchida, songs of Virgil Thomson with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Bach cantatas with the Taverner Consort. Meglioranza is a visiting artist at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and lives in New York City.

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