Megan Latham made her Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Eduige in the 2010 production of Handel’s Rodelinda, with return appearances as Mistress Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff, Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Flora in Verdi’s La traviata. In 2019 she takes on three roles in Puccini’s Il trittico: La Frugola in Il tabarro, the Princess in Suor Angelica, and Zita in Gianni Schicchi.
Raised in Abbotsford, BC, Megan has enjoyed the distinction of recognition in opera, oratorio, and recital. She has worked with such distinguished conductors as Harry Bicket, Will Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler, Jeanne Lamon and Agnes Grossman.
Megan’s 2019/20 season also includes an appearance as the mezzo soloist in the Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 Festival performance of the Ninth Symphony.
Her 2018/19 season included Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette for Calgary Opera and a return to Edmonton Opera for her role debut as Ragonde in Le comte Ory. During the 2017/18 season, Megan appeared as Giovanna in Rigoletto and the Fortune Teller in Arabella for the Canadian Opera Company, returned to Vancouver Opera to sing Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin, made her company debut with Opéra de Québec as Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and joined the Victoria Symphony for Verdi’s Requiem. Her 2016/2017 season included Emilia in Otello for Vancouver Opera.
Additional recent credits include the world premières of Stickboy and Dark Sisters for Vancouver Opera, Genevieve in Pelléas et Mélisande for Against the Grain Theatre, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor for Edmonton Opera and Verdi’s Requiem for the Ottawa Choral Society.
Megan holds a Master of Opera degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia.
The other star is mezzo Megan Latham, who … shows consummate acting skills in her portrayal of the Grandmother, and her lyric voice provides the perfect emotional anchor for the role.
Konstantin Bozhinov, Classical Voice North America, review of Stickboy, Vancouver Opera, 2014
Megan Latham brought a strong voice and forthright characterization to this terrifying woman.
Elizabeth Paterson, Review Vancouver, Review of Rodelinda, Pacific Opera Victoria, 2010