Always vivid on stage, mezzo‐soprano Meaghan Deiter embraces the thrill of combining her vocal training with her dramatic training to create characters that make an impact.
Meaghan is excited to be in her first semester of study in the M.F.A. Acting program at Indiana University. She recently completed her first production at IU, playing Miss Tesman in Hedda Gabler.
This summer she joined Festival 56 as Mama Rose in Gypsy, Muriel in Fox and the Fairway, and Marullus/Titinius in Julius Caesar.
Last season she was an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, where she had the opportunity to perform the role of Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore, and tour the state of Virginia performing concerts and educational outreach.
Meaghan spent two seasons as a Studio Artist with Fort Worth Opera and sang the roles of Katisha in The Mikado, Nireno in Giulio Cesare, and Kleonike in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata.
She returned to Fort Worth in 2014 for the world premiere of With Blood, With Ink. The Wall Street Journal complimented her “strong work” in this production, and The Dallas Morning News admired her “imperious and sonorous” performance.
In summer 2014, Meaghan played Yente the Match Maker in Ash Lawn Opera’s powerful production of Fiddler on the Roof. The previous summer she was honored to be a featured soloist in a lecture given by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in conjunction with Chautauqua Opera.
Meaghan enjoys contemporary work and has performed new American opera repertoire with the John Duffy Composers Institute, the Frontiers program at Fort Worth Opera, and a Composer’s Workshop with Jake Heggie at Kentucky Opera.
Additionally, she has performed roles with Opera Saratoga, Santa Fe Concert Association, Winter Opera Saint Louis, Wichita Grand Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Seagle Music Colony.
Originally from a small, Kansas farming community, Meaghan spent her summers swimming instead of singing. She discovered performance and opera at the University of Kansas, where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre/Voice and her M.M. in Voice.