Called “one of America's finest young baritones" by New York Newsday, Thomas Meglioranza was a winner of the 2005 Walter W. Naumburg Competition, the 2003 Franz Schubert/Modern Music Competition in Graz, the 2002 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the 2002 Joy in Singing Award.

The past year's engagments include John Harbison's new Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, Handel's Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra, Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte with pianist Peter Serkin and the Brentano Quartet, Copland's Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Roberto Sierra's Missa Latina with Slatkin and the Houston Symphony, Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and songs of Virgil Thomson with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He has also been appointed Visiting Artist in Voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.

An “immaculate and inventive recitalist” (The New Yorker), Mr. Meglioranza’s current season includes recitals on the Unique Voices series in Boston and the Neue Galerie's Café Sabarsky. Recent recitals include an American song program at Wigmore Hall, Schoenberg and his American Pupils at the Neue Galerie, Austrian Exiles at the Austrian Cultural Forum, and a program of British Music Hall songs at the Bard Music Festival.

Mr. Meglioranza’s portrayal of Prior Walter in the North American premiere of Peter Eötvös' Angels in America with Opera Boston was described as “immensely touching” (Boston Globe). Other opera performances include the title role in Don Giovanni with Julius Rudel and the Aspen Opera Theatre, and Chou En-lai in Nixon in China with Opera Boston. He also recently created the title role in Gordon Chin's Mackay: The Black Bearded Bible Man in Taipei.

A graduate of Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Meglioranza is also an alumnus of Tanglewood, Aspen, Marlboro, and the Steans Insititute at Ravinia. He is of Thai, Polish and Italian heritage and currently resides in New York City. His interests include cooking and running.
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