Department of Music

Meredith Ziegler

Praised for her “stunning voice” and “delightful portrayals”, Meredith Ziegler has impressed critics

and audiences alike with her warm lyric mezzo-soprano voice and her engaging characterizations.

Ms. Ziegler’s leading operatic roles include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Company of

Middlebury, Opera Theater of Conecticut), Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Granite State Opera, Cape

Cod Opera), Dido in Dido & Aeneas (Connecticut Lyric Opera), Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti

(Connecticut Concert Opera), Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel (Opera Theater of Connecticut), and Meg

Page in Falstaff (Opera North). As a Resident Artist with Connecticut Opera, Ms. Ziegler performed

the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Zulma in L’Italiana in Algeri, and Inez in Il Trovatore.

Internationally, Ms. Ziegler’s work has taken her to Graz, Austria where, she was a soloist with the

AIMS Festival Orchestra for performances of Bernstein’s Arias & Barcarolles. Closer to home she

appeared as a soloist in Rutter’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah with the Falmouth Chorale,

Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Holyoke Civic Symphony, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass the New

Haven Oratorio Choir. Additionally, Ms. Ziegler was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Extra


Ms. Ziegler holds a Master of Music in voice from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Bachelor

of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Connecticut.

She has been a young artist with Opera North, Connecticut Opera, and AIMS in Graz. Ms. Ziegler

has been an award winner in competitions with the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Sullivan

Foundation, Palm Beach Opera, Connecticut Opera Guild, and Opera Theater of Connecticut.

Ms. Ziegler teaches voice at the University of Connecticut, Western CT State University, and also

maintains a private studio. Her students have performed with various opera companies and

symphonies around the U.S.A. and internationally. Ms. Ziegler resides in Storrs, CT with her

husband and 3 sons.