May 9, 2021
Meghann Vaughn, mezzo-soprano
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Christopher Johnson, piano
Mezzo-soprano Meghann Vaughn, a versatile performer, is equally comfortable in operatic, solo, and ensemble repertoire. Ms. Vaughn has performed various solo and ensemble works with the Interchurch Center Choir and The Riverside Choir at The Riverside Church in New York City, where she has been an active member of the choir for thirteen seasons. A North Carolina native, Ms. Vaughn is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Music and holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre” and the San Francisco Chronicle as an “opera powerhouse” with a “weighty and forthright” sound, Baritone Sidney Outlaw delights audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. Mr. Outlaw added a GRAMMY nomination to his list of accomplishments for the Naxos Records recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy, L’Orestie d’Eschyle in which he sang the role of Apollo. The 2019-2020 season includes his San Francisco Opera debut as the First Mate in Billy Budd, Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra, Tommy McIntyre in Fellow Travelers with Madison Opera, Dizzy Gillespie in Yardbird with New Orleans Opera, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Colorado Symphony, and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with the Toledo Symphony. A sought-after concert singer and recitalist, Mr. Outlaw has been collaborating with Warren Jones since