Shall We GatherLucas Meachem + Irina Meachem
A Collection of American Art Songs Celebrating Resilience and Togetherness, Performed with Lucas’s Wife, Pianist Irina Meachem
Shall We Gather responds to the darkness of the pandemic and social distancing with the simple question of its title. Through fifteen art songs by and about a broad swath of people from the United States, Lucas and Irina Meachem offer a vision of Americanness centred around the things that call on us to gather and that we gather to call upon. Those things, they say, are rooted in an act of hope in the promise of resilience that underlies our national character. By channelling the feelings of those gatherings we are missing, we can, perhaps, conjure a greater sense of togetherness, of commonality.
Shall We Gather is an emotional and heartfelt plea for a better, more tolerant world, a world that one hopes will emerge a better place after the trauma of the pandemic.
A clear baritone whose fragments can pierce the soul, Lucas Meachem has it all.Forum Opera
Grammy® Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem is one of the most accomplished, in-demand singers of the moment, captivating audiences around the world with his “earnest appealing baritone” (The New York Times) and “commanding presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). “A rock star of opera” (Opera Pulse), Meachem’s 2019-20 season includes a house debut at Teatro Regio di Torino, four role debuts, and performances with Opéra national de Paris, Dallas Opera, Prague Philharmonia, San Francisco Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera.
Eugene Onegin at Santa Fe Opera 2021
Tchaikovsky’s lush melodies create the intense drama of one of Pushkin’s greatest stories and Alessandro Talevi’s new production centers on the opera’s nostalgic theme of what was, what was not and what could have been.
Lucas Meachem is stepping in to sing the title role at the premiere American summer opera festival, Santa Fe Opera in lieu of baritone Etienne Dupuis due to visa issues. Lucas has previously sung this role with Komische Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, and Opéra national de Montpellier. For 6 performances, Lucas will be joined by Sarah Jakubiak, Dovlet Nurgelidev, and Avery Amereau.
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Pagliacci: The Movie – coming soon!Leoncavallo’s searing drama Pagliacci features one of the cornerstone lyric baritone roles in verismo repertoire, Silvio. Lucas Meachem has previously sung this at the Metropolitan Opera for their HD Broadcast with Fabio Luisi and at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustova Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now it is time for a change of format […]
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Figaro Live in San FranciscoLive opera returns to San Francisco Opera at the Marin Center Drive-in. This event offers friends and family to gather and enjoy an enchanting evening of opera. Witness a zany new take on Rossini’s beloved classic in a hilarious, 90-minute adaptation by director Matthew Ozawa. Featuring a soaring musical score with popular arias like “Largo […]
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Una noche de canciones in Tequila, México
For a small, socially-distanced private recital, Lucas Meachem sang a night of art songs and arias in Tequila, México. The venue was a unique one—an antique tequila bar part of the Casa José Cuervo where the Don Juan Beckmann Opera Studio Cultural Festival is held. Lucas spent four days after the recital teaching and coaching the opera singers of the studio and sharing his craft with them. At the piano was his wife Irina Meachem.
A highlight of the evening was the encore performance of “Estrellita” by Manuel Maria Ponce, Lucas’ gift to the invited guests of the special evening.
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“Meachem is a vocalist of consummate artistry..” | Merola RecitalLucas Meachem, alongside his wife at the piano Irina Meachem, performed a recital as part of the inaugural live stream series with the Merola Opera Program. From the Mill City Museum ruins, the Meachems performed a recital of arias that Lucas sang on the War Memorial Opera stage in San Francisco. The live stream experience […]
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Lucas Meachem in Thaïs: "Voilà donc la terrible cité!"