Lyric soprano Erin O’Meally is quickly making a name for herself in the San Francisco Bay Area Region! Enchanting audiences with her “dreamy and sensuous” melodies and “irresistibly charming” performances, Ms. O’Meally has showcased her “divine” vocal flexibility while performing everything from musical theater to opera, Baroque to Contemporary, and seamlessly drawing from the repertoire of mezzo to soprano coloratura. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, Erin was recently nominated for “Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role in a Musical” with Theater Bay Area, she celebrated garnering First Prize in the Henry and Maria Holt Scholarship Competition in 2018, First Prize in the East Bay Opera League Competition in 2017 as well as being awarded Third Prize in the James Toland Tier II Vocal Competition earlier in 2017. She made her debut with Opera San Jose as “Annina” in their recent production of La Traviata in 2018 and She just finished singing “Mabel” with Lamplighters Music Theater in their production of Pirates of Penzance. This production was featured on KTVU News! Recent engagements include singing “Helen” in Pocket Opera’s recent production of “La belle Hélène”. Erin also sang a cover performance at Opera San Jose as “Yvette” in Puccini’s La Rondine and returned for her second season to Yosemite this past winter to add her voice to the annual Bracebridge Dinner performance series at the Majestic Hotel, formerly known as the Ahwahnee. Early in 2017, Erin performed the role of “Musetta” in Puccini’s La Bohème with Pocket Opera and was featured in the Lamplighters Music Theatre production of A Song To Sing, O! She has sung the leading roles with Lamplighters in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado (Yum-Yum), Ruddigore (Rose Maybud), and Yeomen of the Guard (Phoebe). Ms. O’Meally recently earned her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2016. While there, she performed the roles of Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and as a featured soloist in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, where she was noted for her “show-stopping” performance. Erin attended the Advanced Artists Program at OperaWorks in the summer of 2013, the same year completed her undergraduate at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Here she performed the role of Anne Sexton or “#2” in Conrad Susa’s Transformations and “La Chatte” in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. While at the conservatory, she studied voice with Patty Thom. Erin has been teaching voice and beginners piano for 3+ years and is an active private teacher in the Bay Area. She is currently continuing her study of her own voice with Jane Randolph.
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