Megan Koch is a young artist praised by Theater Jones for her versatility and flexible technique.
Soprano Megan Koch returns to Fort Worth Opera as a Lesley Resident Artist in 2020-2021, as part of the company’s 75th anniversary season. In addition, she will make role debuts as the title characters in Lucia di Lammermoor and Manon at the University of North Texas.
Ms. Koch was part of the FWO Studio Artist program for the 19/20 season and premiered the role of Marianna and Grandmother in a family opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World by Illick and Campbell. With UNT Opera, she recently debuted the roles of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Zan in Regina. In 2019, she was invited to the Czech Republic to sing in the modern premiere of two lost operas by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer in the Olomouc Baroque Festival. Shewas a Division Winner in the UNT Concerto Competition, a finalist in the Classical Singer Competition and Lewisville Lake Symphony International Voice Competition.
In the 18/19 season, Megan studied at the Janaček Academy in Brno, Czechia for her debut in the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen which she toured through Czech communities in Texas after the full production at the UNT Czech Festival in December. While in Czechia, she performed as a soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in the Hussite Church in Olomouc. She also sang in a brand new, dramatic Rogers and Hammerstein Revue (If I Loved You . . .) at UNT. Megan performed the role of Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) at the Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria.
In the 17/18 season, Megan “shimmered with nuance” (The Column Online) as Mabel (Mabel’s Call) in the 2018 Frontiers Showcase with Fort Worth Opera. She made her UNT debut as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and she debuted Rose (Street Scene) and La princesse (L’enfant et les sortilèges) at the Varna International Opera Academy.
Megan earned her Master of Music in vocal performance and her Graduate Artist Certificate in Opera at the University of North Texas (UNT). She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University.