Thomas Meglioranza, an American baritone of Thai, Italian, and Polish heritage, was born in Manhattan, grew up in northern New Jersey, and graduated from Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music. He was a winner of the Walter W. Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity, and Joy in Singing competitions. He has sung Messiahs, Bach Passions, and Carmina Buranas with many of the country’s top orchestras, as well as Copland’s Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Eight Songs for a Mad King with the LA Philharmonic, Bach cantatas with Orpheus and Les Violons du Roy, Harbison’s Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony, Babbitt’s Two Sonnets with the MET Chamber Orchestra, and Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina with the Houston Symphony. Described in The New Yorker as “an immaculate and inventive recitalist” his Songs from the WWI Era program was named one of the “Ten Best Classical Performances of the Year” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His operatic roles include Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Count Almaviva, as well as Chou En-Lai in Nixon in China and Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’s Angels in America with Opera Boston. He also performs regularly with the Mark Morris Dance Group. His discography includes orchestral songs of Virgil Thomson with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, several acclaimed discs of Schubert songs and French mélodies with pianist Reiko Uchida, and Bach cantatas with the Taverner Consort. He is a Visiting Artist at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.