Called “one of America's finest young baritones" by New York Newsday, Thomas Meglioranza was a winner of the 2005 Walter W. Naumburg Competition, the Franz Schubert/Modern Music Competition in Graz, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and the Joy in Singing Award.
Engagements from 2008-2010 include John Harbison's new Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, Handel's Messiah with the Minnesota Orchestra, Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte with pianist Peter Serkin and the Brentano Quartet, Copland's Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Roberto Sierra's Missa Latina with the Houston Symphony, Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and songs of Virgil Thomson with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He has also been appointed Visiting Artist in Voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.
An “immaculate and inventive recitalist” (The New Yorker), Mr. Meglioranza’s recital of WWI songs at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society made the Philadelphia Inquirer's list of "Top Ten Classical Music Events of 2009". Other recent recitals include an American song program at Wigmore Hall, Harmonielehre Cabaret at the Café Sabarsky, and a program of British Music Hall songs at the Bard Music Festival.
Mr. Meglioranza’s portrayal of Prior Walter in the North American premiere of Peter Eötvös' Angels in America with Opera Boston was described as “immensely touching” (Boston Globe). Other opera performances include the title role in Don Giovanni with Julius Rudel and the Aspen Opera Theatre, and Chou En-lai in Nixon in China with Opera Boston. He also recently created the title role in Gordon Chin's Mackay: The Black Bearded Bible Man in Taipei.
He has sung Baroque music with the New York Collegium, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Apollo's Fire, Les Violons du Roy, Portland Baroque, and Music of the Baroque, among others, and pre-Baroque music with such groups as the Waverly Consort, Pomerium, and Liber Unusualis.
A graduate of Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Meglioranza is also an alumnus of Tanglewood, Aspen, Marlboro, and the Steans Insititute at Ravinia. He is of Thai, Polish and Italian heritage and currently resides in New York City. His interests include cooking and running.