Meredith Ziegler has impressed critics and audiences alike with her warm lyric mezzo-soprano voice and her engaging characterizations. Of Ms. Ziegler's debut as Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte with Granite State Opera, Seen and Heard Opera Review praised her "very beautiful voice and delightful portrayal of the flighty Dorabella". For her role as Meg Page in Falstaff with Opera North, Opera News commended her "game, well sung Meg".
Recent engagements found Meredith performing as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Theater of Connecticut and Opera Company of Middlebury, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte for Cape Cod Opera and Granite State Opera, and Mallika in Lakmé for Connecticut Concert Opera, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti for Connecticut Concert Opera, and Dido in Dido & Aeneas for Connecticut Lyric Opera. Meredith also has been seen as Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel for Opera Theater of Connecticut, and Meg Page in Falstaff for Opera North.
Internationally, Ms. Ziegler’s work has taken her to Graz, Austria where, in 2005, she was a soloist with the AIMS Festival Orchestra for performances of Bernstein’s Arias & Barcarolles. Closer to home she appeared as a soloist in Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with both the Holyoke Civic Symphony and the New HavenOratorio Choir.
Ms. Ziegler was the recipient of a 2008 Encouragement Award from the prestigious Sullivan Foundation. She was a 2007 Regional Finalist in the New England Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as a 2006 2nd place prize winner at the Connecticut Opera Guild Scholarship Competition. She received 2nd prize from the 2007 Amici Vocal Competition (Young Professional Division).