Saturday, April 10th | 7:00 pm EDT
Join soprano Megan Bisceglia as she explores the powerful connection between art and memory. Inspired by her Nana, I Grow to Be My Grandmother is a musical conversation about heritage and intergenerational relationships, with music from the folk tunes of Ireland, a song cycle by Lori Laitman, and classics from the Musical Theater canon.
Megan Bisceglia, soprano
Yukiko Oba, piano
Wes Hunter, tenor
Wick Prichard, guitar
Artwork by Erin Bisceglia
Soprano Megan Bisceglia sings with an impressive range and a tone that is both silvery and warm.
Most recently, Megan premiered the role of Cobweb in Scott Wheeler's new opera Midsummer, as a part of Boston Opera Collaborative's Opera Bites production. In Spring of 2018, Megan covered the role of La Fée for Cambridge Chamber Ensemble's production of Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot-Garcia. In December 2016, Megan was the soprano soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony for their Holiday Pops concert, where she performed solos from Handel's Messiah and other holiday favorites. Ms. Bisceglia also had the privilege of performing Gretchen am spinnrade with world-renowned former member of the Limón Dance Company, Kurt Douglas, for José Limón's solo dance work Etude. Other recent performances include Parpignol in MetroWest Opera’s regional premiere of La Femme Bohème, and solo concerts on the Block Island Summer Concert Series.
Praised for his “drama, heart, and shining tone,” Wes Hunter recently debuted his solo cabaret to a sold-out audience at Club Café in Boston’s Napoleon Room, featuring various selections from musical theatre composers. Operatic credits include leading roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, Verdi’s La Traviata, Handel’s Alcina, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and Adamo’s Little Women. An avid interpreter of new repertoire, Hunter has performed new works with Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Odyssey Opera, MassOpera, and Boston Opera Collaborative, including working with acclaimed composer Nico Muhly in Boston.
Yukiko Oba has performed extensively as an accompanist for recitals, choruses, master classes, and composers’ projects. Ms. Oba is a graduate of Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. She began playing piano at the age of six in her native Japan. She has been a member of the accompanying staff at Boston Conservatory at Berklee since 1996 and has performed with many acclaimed Boston area singers. As a professional accompanist, she has participated in the MIT concert choir since the fall of 2016 aside conductor Dr. William Cutter, worked with the Worcester Schubertiad, and has been working with the Metropolitan Opera Guild for several years. Most recently, she performed Nico Muhly’s pieces for countertenor with the Beth Morrison Project at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Ms. Oba resides in Weymouth, MA with her daughter and husband whom she frequently plays piano for four hand pieces. In her leisure, she enjoys running, particularly marathons.