Praised for her “radiant soprano” and “outstanding dramatic presence,” Meredith Lustig is establishing herself as an artist of great versatility and sophistication. Appearances in the 2017-18 season include Blanche DuBois in A Street Car Named Desire (Opera Company Middlebury), Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo (Distinguished Concerts International New York) at Carnegie Hall, Bernstein’s Mass with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pops Concerts with Caramoor, and the premiere of her co-created Shakespearean cabaret Cupid Painted Blind with 23Arts and The Catskill Jazz Factory.
Appearances during the 2015-16 season included Eurydice in an English translation Offenbach’s Orphee Aux Enfers with Virginia Opera, Musetta in La Boheme with Syracuse Opera, and as Fiona in Lerner and Lowe’s beloved musical, Brigadoon with Gulfshore Opera. Ms. Lustig is especially passionate about her work with new music and is excited to bring life to Robert Paterson’s The Whole Truth with the American Modern Ensemble in New York this January. Additional concert performances included Frank Martin’sGolgotha with the New Amsterdam Singers, an evening of Bel Canto favorites with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and a debut with the Hong Kong Opera.
During the 2016-17 Ms. Lustig collaborated with the New York City Ballet on their production of Thou Swell featuring the music of Richard Rodgers. That December she joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra headlining their Christmas Pops program. This spring Ms. Lustig returns to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.
Ms. Lustig recently appeared in a staged production of Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other performances from the 2014-15 season included workshops with the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing program and multiple appearances with NYFOS: Next where Ms. Lustig premiered the music of Adam Guettel, George Steele, and Paul Moravec.
Ms. Lustig is a former Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera. During her two seasons with the company she performed the roles of Papagena in The Magic Flute, Zina in Dark Sisters, Musetta in La Boheme, Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto, and Clorinda in Cenerentola. During that time Ms. Lustig also made multiple appearances with the Erie Philharmonic as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Orff’s Carmina Burana.