Biography: Megan Ann Slack, Soprano

Atlanta native Megan Ann Slack, is in her final year at Oberlin Conservatory where she is completing a Master of Music in opera theater and has completed a Bachelor of Music in voice performance. While a student at Oberlin, Miss Slack has participated in masterclasses both on campus and in summer programs with world-renowned artists including Marilyn Horne, Christine Brewer, Lenore Rosenberg, Warren Jones, Gabriele Lechner, Cato Brink, Kenneth Shaw, and Stephen West. In March 2012 she was featured in the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble’s performance of John Harbison’s Mirabai Songs. She also was selected as the Honor Recital Voice Representative for Oberlin Conservatory to sing at the Kennedy Center. In the fall of 2011 she was selected to be the vocal representative for Oberlin’s Orientation Recital, was a finalist in the annual concerto competition, and was soloist with the Oberlin Musical Union Chorus in King David by Honeggar.

Opera roles that Miss Slack has performed are Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Janiec Opera Company at The Brevard Music Center, Elisetta in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto at Oberlin in Italy, Miss Jessel in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Diana in Bolcolm’s A Wedding, Lola in Gallantry, the Narrator in Bucci’s Sweet Betsy from Pike, and Lady Macbeth in Lady Macbeth by Pasatieri. Opera scenes include Hanna from Die Lustige Witwe, Countessa from Le Nozze di Figaro, Alcina from Alcina, Tisbe from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Madame Lidone from Dialogues des Carmélites. In addition to her two summers in Italy studying opera, she also attended the Graz Institute in Austria where she concentrated on German Lied. This summer Miss Slack will be singing Pamina in Die Zauberflote with Opera in the Ozarks. Megan Slack is a student of Kendra Colton.