Baritone Lucas Meachem has established himself as an internationally sought-after performer whose compelling lyric baritone voice and dramatic interpretations have led him to the world’s most important operatic stages like Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,Opera National de Paris and many more. He has also appeared on the stages of Glyndebourne Opera Festival in England, Saito Kinen Festival in Tokyo. As a baritone soloist he has worked with New York Philharmonic, St Luis Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and collaborated with Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur
Last season he did a European tour with Anna Netrebko in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, followed by Bohème in Chicago and Don Giovanni in Cincinnati. In January 2014 he will be at Opéra national de Montpellier in a new production of Eugene Onegin folloed by Wichita for his first William Tell. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Rayevsky in Prokofiev's War & Peace and in the title role of Billy Budd at Opéra National de Paris. His debut with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas was filmed and is available as a DVD. At San Francisco Opera he has appeared in Die tote Stadt as Fritz/Frank, Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and the title role in Eugene Onegin.
Mr. Meachem is a winner in many competitions across the United States including: the Mario Lanza Competition, Jessie Kneisel Competition, West Palm Beach Opera Competition, Opera Index Competition, George London Competition and the Bel Canto Competition. He has also been a winner in the Metropolitan National Council Competition in Charlotte, NC and in New Haven, CT and was the recipient of an Encouragement award at the Regional Metropolitan National Council Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Lucas Meachem wound up stealing the show and providing the most satisfying all-around performance both vocally and dramatically. Singing easily with a big, ripe baritone, Meachem was vocally faultless and a natural actor…”
Classical Chicago Review, USA
“..elegant yet burly…wonderfully sensual voice…”
The Guardian Unlitmited, UK