Meredith Mecum Bloomfield

Meredith Mecum Bloomfield

Light Dramatic Soprano

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«“In the title role, Meredith Mecum made an important West Bay debut, the clarion call of her powerful voice never diminished in one of opera’s most demanding roles. Her big aria, “Abscheulicher!” (Abominable monster), shook the rafters and moved the audience.”»
San Francisco classical voice (2018)
«“Her brilliant singing and sensitive portrayal of a woman aching with the uncertainty of her husband's fate make it easy to suspend disbelief”»
The almanac (2018)
«In several roles, soprano Meredith Mecum made a fine forceful showing with a brilliant tone; we particularly enjoyed her brief solo as Una Coèfora "Placato mare ed aera placato!"»
Voce di meche (2018)
2018Beethoven: FidelioLeonore
2018Cilea: GloriaGloria
2017Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2016Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D MinorSoprano
2016Verdi: Simon BoccanegraAmelia Grimaldi
2015Floyd: SusannahSusannah Polk
2015Verdi: FalstaffAlice Ford
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaBerta
2009Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde

Bio


Meredith Mecum Bloomfield, praised for her “soaring soprano” (theatrescene.net), is quickly becoming a young American soprano to watch.  
She begins the 2018-2019 season by covering the title role in Cilea’s opera Gloria with Teatro Grattacielo in New York City.
Her 2017-2018 season was marked by two important role debuts.  Ms. Mecum Bloomfield gave her first performances of Tosca with Amore Opera in New York City.  Later in the season, she received great critical acclaim for her first Leonore in Fidelio with West Bay Opera in Palo Alto, CA.
In April of 2017, Ms. Mecum Bloomfield made her Stern Auditorium debut at Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions performing John Rutter’s Requiem.  Other pervious concert performances include appearances as Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and the Conductor’s Retreat at Medomak.  She has also performed as Soprano Soloist in Faure’s Requiem, Saint Saens’s Christmas Oratorio, Poulenc’s Gloria and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.
As a participant in the prestigious Merola Opera Program in the summer of 2015, Ms. Mecum Bloomfield performed in the Schwabacher Summer Concert and Merola Grand Finale.  She lent her “huge soprano voice” (Civic Center, San Francisco) to excerpts from Susannah (Susannah), Die Walküre (Brünnhilde) and The Queen of Spades (Lisa).
In the spring of 2015, she originated the role of Clara Schumann in Victoria Bond’s Clara with Cutting Edge Concerts and the Gramercy Trio at Symphony Space in New York.
Other complete opera roles include Alice (Falstaff) and Amelia (Amelia al ballo) with Opera Company of Brooklyn, Fedora (The Circus Princess) with Amore Opera, Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) with New York Lyric Opera, Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) cover with LOFTOpera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with The Banff Centre Opera and Ash Lawn Opera (cover), Mimi (La Boheme) and Contessa with New York Lyric Opera, Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera New Jersey, Donatella in Christof Bergman's new opera Piazza Navona, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, and Rose Segal in the New York premiere of John Musto's Later the Same Evening at Manhattan School of Music, a recording of which was released by Albany Records.
Performances of partial roles include scenes from Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro at Carnegie's Weill Hall, Cosi fan tutte with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, Der Rosenkavalier with Opera New Jersey, Falstaff with Ash Lawn Opera and Chautauqua Institute, Die lustige Weiber von Windsor with the Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio, and Madama Butterfly with Ken Merrill's Singer Seminar at Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Mecum Bloomfield is the recipient of several important awards and grants.  Most recently, she was named Winner of The American Prize for Women in Opera in 2018.  She has been awarded a Grant from the Solti Foundation, Second Place in the New York Lyric Opera Competition, Second Place in the first annual Ades Vocal Competition at Manhattan School of Music, as well as an Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition.  She was also a semi-finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild Competition and a finalist in the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition and New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Vocal Competition.




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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Beethoven: Fidelio Leonore 1 week West Bay Opera 2018
Cilea: Gloria Gloria 24 hours Teatro Grattacielo 2018
Puccini: Tosca Floria Tosca 24 hours Amore Opera 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì 24 hours New York Lyric Opera Theatre 2016
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D Minor Soprano Immediately Williamsport Symphony Orchestra (Williamsport) 2016

Awards

The American Prize in Vocal Performance (women in opera and operetta), The Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award
2018