Visiting soloist Meg Bragle will give a Master Class for Rollins College students. The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of vocalists. The public is welcome to attend and observe the classes.
Sponsored by Rollins College through the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Artist Fund
Widely praised for her musical intelligence and “expressive virtuosity” (San Francisco Chronicle), Meg Bragle is quickly earning an international reputation as one of today’s most gifted mezzo-sopranos.
A frequent featured soloist with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, she has made four recordings with the group, including Bach’s Easter and Ascension Oratorios—the vehicle for her BBC Proms debut—and the forthcoming release of Bach’s Mass in B Minor.
Ms. Bragle has performed with the Houston, Indianapolis, Pacific, and Colorado Symphonies, National Arts Center Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, and Apollo’s Fire.
Highlights of her 2015–16 season include performances with the Gabrieli and Dunedin Consorts in the United Kingdom, appearances at Washington’s National Cathedral, St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in New York City, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco. Ms. Bragle also performs at Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts where she is a member of the summer voice faculty.
Opera roles from recent seasons include Dido and the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi, Amastre in Handel’s Serse, Speranza in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Ippolita in Cavalli’s Elena, and Elpina in Vivaldi’s La Fida Ninfa.
In addition to her recordings with the English Baroque Soloists, Ms. Bragle has made several with Apollo’s Fire: Mozart’s Requiem (Koch), Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Avie), L’Orfeo (Eclectra), and Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Avie).