Megan Gillis

Megan Gillis

Full Lyric Soprano
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2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2015Delibes: LakméMiss Rose
2013Thomson: The Mother of Us AllGertrude Stein
2013Rachmaninoff: Francesca da RiminiFrancesca Da Rimini
2012Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva


Megan Gillis, soprano is an emerging artist in the operatic field. In 2015, Megan earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied under soprano Joan Patenaude-Yarnell.  At MSM, Megan sang roles such as Gertrude Stein in Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of Us All and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She also appeared in scenes from Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, Written on Skin, and Nixon in China. In 2014, Megan was awarded runner-up in the Eisenburg-Fried Concerto Competition for her interpretation of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Before Manhattan School of Music, Megan earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Georgia (’13). At UGA, Megan studied with Dr. Stephanie Tingler and performed the roles of Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and the voice of the mother in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Megan was also a member of the award-winning Hodgson Singers and was awarded the
Pierce Arant Concert Choir Award for Outstanding Choir Member in 2013. Megan appeared as a featured soloist for many of the UGA choral ensembles including the University of Georgia University Chorus and the Collegium Musicum Ensemble.

Megan has also been involved with many summer music festivals includingOpera in the Ozarks, The Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, The Franco-American Vocal Academy, The Russian Opera Workshop, and the Savannah VOICE Festival. In 2010 Megan made her European debut as Contessa Almavia in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Gottisher Saal in Salzburg, Austria.

Most recently, Megan completed the “Da Ponte Trio” by singing the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte with the Portland Summer Opera Workshop. She currently resides in New YorkCity.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Fiordiligi 1 week Portland Summer Opera Workshop 2016
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Anna 1 week Manhattan School Of Music 2015
Delibes: Lakmé Miss Rose Immediately Manhattan School Of Music 2015
Thomson: The Mother of Us All Gertrude Stein Immediately Manhattan School Of Music 2013
Rachmaninoff: Francesca da Rimini Francesca Da Rimini 1 week Russian Opera Workshop 2013


Eisenburg-Fried ConcCerto Competition - Runner up
Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate honor Award
Winner MTNA State young artist competition
Runner Up - mtna SouthEast Region Artist competition
Winner State classical singer competition