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Christine, Intermezzo 

"The lion’s share of the opera falls on the shoulders of the leading soprano role, Christine Storch. The part is astonishingly difficult. Almost continuously she must deliver a huge amount of text at a breakneck speed, with few moments of slowly sustained singing. Demanding half-spoken, half-sung “patter” to use of the uppermost flights of the soprano range in rafter-rattling fortissimo passages, it’s by no means a role for the faint of heart. Only the most highly skilled of singing actresses can hope to make a success of the part, and last night Meghan DeWald did exactly that. In voice, action, appearance and more she was outstanding. This remarkably gifted woman gave a performance encompassing the use of a magnificent voice and charming, comedic acting skills that aren’t likely to be forgotten anytime soon by those on hand last night to see and hear her."

Pittsburgh in the Round

Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro

"The evening’s finest performance was given by soprano Meghan Dewald as the Countess. A woman of surpassing beauty and elegant carriage, Dewald offered a creamy tone, seamless legato, eloquent phrasing and unaffected yet potent acting."

Chestnut Hill Local

Soprano Soloist, War Requiem

"Meghan DeWald’s clarion yet also lambent soprano rose to every occasion."

Bloomington Herald-Times

Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte

"Devilish leaps and embellishments seems to hold no terrors for the soprano cast as the defiantly faithful, then torn but willing Fiordiligi, Meghan DeWald; she accomplished feats of valor."

Bloomington Herald-Times

Danae, Die Liebe der Danae

The opera calls for a large cast, but the characters of Danae, Jupiter and Midas carry most of the singing. Meghan DeWald, always an impressive soprano, positively glowed as Danae. Her voice is well placed in all registers, and has both the warmth and steely edge so necessary in Strauss’ music. She dazzled the eye, and poured out glorious tone quite thrillingly."

Pittsburgh in the Round

"Meghan DeWald and Ryan Milstead had performed together admirably with Festival Opera as the protagonists of Strauss’ Intermezzo in 2017. Both have strong stage personas, and their natural chemistry was evident in the roles of Danae and Jupiter. ... A sensitive interpreter of the words, [DeWald] was particularly moving in her last scene aria expressing joy in life’s simple pleasures."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette

Margarita Xirgu, Ainadamar

"Meghan DeWald, who sang the lead (Margarita Xirgu) in riveting fashion, was ample compensation in what was billed as not only the collegiate premiere of Ainadamar but also the first without the cast that first did it four years ago.  This was an affair to remember."

Bloomington Herald-Times

Soprano Soloist, little match girl passion & Lua descolorida

"Lang’s alignment of the Passion format with this tragic tale is imaginative as sung by four soloists and chorus with only percussion instruments as accompaniment. little match girl passion is indeed text driven and voice intensive… Soprano Meghan DeWald and mezzo-soprano Barbara LeMay beautifully led the telling. ... DeWald was also soloist for Lua descolorida (2002), Osvaldo Golijov’s six-minute setting of a darkly spiritual Spanish poem. The soprano’s performance was as luminous as the colorless moon of the title, beautifully navigating a musical exploration of love and loss with the orchestra strings."

onStage Pittsburgh

Iris, Semele

"Meghan DeWald sang the small [role of Iris] brightly, and displayed a flare for comedy, [proving] what a dynamic soprano she has at her command..."

Pittsburgh in the Round

Soprano Soloist, Beethoven Mass

"The soloists — soprano Meghan Dewald, mezzo Sarah Ballman, tenor Michael Day and bass-baritone Samuel Spade — proved a key ingredient in the performance’s success, lending their fine voices to the endeavor. They, too, appeared to be deep into the spirit of the occasion, aware of an interpretation designed to capture a composer’s internal and musical struggles."

Bloomington Herald-Times

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