“McGegan is a jolly man who clearly loves his work and engages with the performers and audience with utmost geniality. It is impossible not be drawn into the general air of ‘isn’t this all fun?’ that radiates from face, his demeanour, and his conducting. This very ‘up’ view of life spilled over into the music […]
“The four vocal soloists…were well chosen…Bragle was the surprise of the evening in a remarkably moving “Agnus Dei,” full of subtlety and feeling. -Read more at The Seattle Times. Photo: Brandon Patoc
Wilson, the soprano, and Bragle, singing mezzo, have a beautiful blend and the kind of psychic link that lets them cut off phrases simultaneously and seemingly effortlessly. They explained they are longtime friends and musical collaborators, as they took questions from the audience on everything from favorite music to life on the road. – Read […]
“… Luca Francesconi’s opera…featured bravura performances by Heather Buck and Hadleigh Adams and was the thrilling highlight of the company’s summer season… German-Canadian tenor Schade… gave a lustrous performance featuring Romantic works made famous in the 1920s by Irish tenor John McCormack and violinist Fritz Kreisler… …an outstanding team of vocal soloists – soprano Camille […]
“The Music Department is delighted to announce the appointment of distinguished mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle as Resident Artist and Director of Vocal Studies. Ms. Bragle will direct Penn’s Opera Scenes and the new Collegium Musicum. She will also lead masterclasses, offer coachings, perform recitals, and visit classes.” — Read more at upenn.edu.
“Tempesta’s chamber ensemble was comprised of co-director Gwyn Roberts on flute & recorder, violinists Emlyn Ngai & Rebecca Harris, Lisa Terry on cello & viola da gamba, co-director and theorbo player Richard Stone, and harpsichordist Adam Pearl. Together they caught the courtly elegance, exquisite phrasing, lively rhythms and tart timbres of the five instrumental works […]
Some of the most memorable moments were provided by the soloists. Mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle made a notable debut, the highlight being a ravishing duet in “Laudamus te” with violinist Kathryn Woolley, acting associate concertmaster….The gentle aria “Qui sedes” was beautifully phrased by the countertenor, Taylor…Chuchman’s duet with tenor Thomas Cooley in “Domine Deus” was a […]
“Bragle sang beautifully: she has a supple, expressive voice and an exceptionally intelligent musicality. She sang the Genesis verses as offerings to be marveled at and was fully equal to intricate rhythmic and harmonic dialog with all sections of the entire choir.” — Read more at Theater Scene.
“Guest conductor Matthew Halls led the orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and soprano Sherezade Panthaki, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Lawrence Wiliford and baritone Alexander Dobson in an emotionally charged performance.” — Read more at jsonline.com. Photo: Jonathan Kirn / MSO