COVID-19 Cancellations

April 1st, 2020

The dire COVID-19 situation has left us at a global crisis, resulting in halting life to a complete stop, including the arts. Music institutions and venues around the world have gone dark. For Lucas, this meant the cancellation of two productions with The Dallas Opera: his debut as Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlo and his (…)


“the finest vocal moment of the night” | Yeletsky at Lyric Opera

March 30th, 2020

For his second role with Lyric Opera of Chicago this season (Don Giovanni, fall), Lucas Meachem sang Prince Yeletsky in Richard Jones’ production of Queen of Spades. Sondra Radvanovsky and Brandon Jovanovich rounded out the cast of Tchaikovsky’s romantic thriller. “Baritone Lucas Meachem hardly could have brought more warmth of tone or feeling to this (…)


Escamillo Debut in Torino

February 6th, 2020

As the bullfighter and romancer of the seductress Carmen, Lucas Meachem starred as Escamillo at the Teatro Regio di Torino. This was his long-awaited debut of the role and his first appearance on the Italian operatic stage since 2008. His Carmen was Varduhi Abrahamyan and Don José was Andrea Carè. Giacomo Sagripanti masterfully conducted the production (…)


“clearly revealed as one of the finest Don G’s of our era”

February 5th, 2020

Lucas Meachem sang the title role at Lyric Opera of Chicago’s fall production of Don Giovanni as a last-minute replacement. He starred alongside Matthew Rose, Amanda Majeski, Rachel Willis-Sørenson, and Benjamin Bliss with James Gaffigan conducting. Read below reviews of his riveting performance: “Lucas Meachem, who is completely convincing as Giovanni both vocally and dramatically. (…)


Update: Don Giovanni at Chicago Lyric

November 1st, 2019

Lucas Meachem will star as the title role in Don Giovanni for 6 performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera. He will be replacing Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakhov. The production is of Robert Falls and James Gaffigan will conduct. Lucas has previously sung the role at Dresden Semperoper, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Cincinnati (…)