Grammy Award-winning baritone Lucas Meachem is one of the most accomplished, in-demand singers of the moment, captivating audiences around the world with his “earnest appealing baritone” (The New York Times) and “commanding presence” San Francisco Chronicle. “A rock star of opera” (Opera Pulse).
Named the winner of San Francisco Opera’s inaugural “Emerging Star of the Year” Award in 2016, Lucas Meachem enjoys a busy career at the most important opera houses across the United States and Europe.
Meacham’s sensational 2018 summer season has included house debuts at festivals such as the Salzburg Festspiele and a surprise appearance at the Classical Tahoe festival. Meachem starts his 2018/19 season with the Washington National, then brings his signature role Figaro in Barber of Seville to Michigan Opera Theatre, next returning to the Metropolitan Opera for two productions, singing Marcello in La Bohème, which has been described as a “winning, smooth baritone… at once refined and robust,” and Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
A regular performer across Europe, Meachem has performed with the Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, and many other prestigious venues. He was featured on a European tour with Anna Netrebko as Robert in Iolanta with 11 performances Europe’s most important musical centers and venues including Vienna, Munich, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam
In addition to the Metropolitan Opera, other notable performances in Meachem’s American career include productions with houses such as the San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Los Angeles Opera where he gave his Grammy award-winning performance of Figaro in The Ghosts of Versailles.
“Singing easily with a big, ripe baritone, Meachem was vocally faultless and a natural actor.”
-Classical Chicago Review
“A clear a baritone who’s fragments can pierce the soul, Lucas Meacham has it all.”
“Making the most of his appealing, flexible voice, Meacham handled [Figaro]’s substantial vocal challenges with ease.”