Meg Bragle

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American mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, a native of the state of New York, studied violin and voice at the University of Michigan. Her repertoire is focused on music of the Baroque, on works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and Purcell, and includes such operatic roles as Purcell’s Dido, Amastre in Handel’s Serse, Speranza in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and Elpina in Vivaldi’s La fida ninfa. Bragle regularly appears with John Eliot Gardiner and his ensembles: in the first half of 2013 she performs with them in London, Cologne, and Paris, at the Aldeburgh Festival, at the Leipzig Bach Festial, and at Versailles. In 2012 she sang Bach cantatas with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater with Bernard Labadie’s Violons du Roy, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Voices of Music in San Francisco. Her recording of Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Ensemble Apollo’s Fire was recently released.

February 2013