Great review for Opera Orlando's A Night Among the Stars!
"In my opinion the four voices who sang at the Opera Orlando gala in the Grand Bohemian Hotel ballroom were excellent indeed. Most opera companies are surely better when they have at least a quartet of first-raters on their roster. Megan Weston's charming soprano was reassuring as she sang "Je Veux Vivre" from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette."
A Night in Florence with the Florentine Camerata with the Palm Beach Theater Guild.
April 23, 2014
"One of the finest evenings I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. The most perfecty wonderful evening...a great thing for the whole society of Palm Beach, something which pulled people together in an artistic way and cultural way.
Fabulous review for New Year's Day concert with the Cape Cod Symphony conducted by Jung-Ho Pak
January 1, 2014
"An added bonus: the rich voices of soprano Megan Weston and Joshua Jeremiah... There was delight when Megan Weston performed “Olympia's Aria” (“Doll's Song”) by Offenbach as a “real” wind-up doll. Weston's solos for “Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande” from “Die Fledermaus” and Donizetti's “O luce di quest' animal” aria demonstrated the striking range, clarity and expressiveness of her singing."
| Megan triumphs in premieres of November 21, 1963: The Day Before at Symphony Space.
"The musical highlights of the evening presented a spectrum of ideas and thoughts, with contributions made by composers Nico Muhly, Eve Beglarian, Kamala Sankaram, Robert Vuichard, Thomas Cabaniss, and Kaminsky herself. From works for solo electric guitar to art song for soprano, baritone, and piano, the collected works were as diverse as the makeup of 1963 America itself.
Singing nearly a dozen works over the course of the evening, soprano Megan Weston and bass-baritone Robert Osborne showed themselves to be adept at juggling a range of musical and acting styles. Weston (who looked like she had stepped onto the set of Mad Men with her blonde bob and ruby-red lipstick) was involved in two of the first half's most interesting works—Muhly's Impaired Vision and Vuichard's Ammunition. Both composers had the honor of setting texts assembled by playwright Craig Lucas (the librettist for Muhly's Two Boys), who compiled a set of advertising copy and news headlines taken from the November 21 edition of the New York Times.
Taking on the headlines of the day, Muhly used repetitive, recitative-like strains of melody and a sparse, Copland-esque piano setting to showcase the seemingly dramatic headlines that would pale in comparison to those of the next day. However, interwoven with breezy banners were moments of chilling connection with today's events, showing that the country hasn't really come far in terms of gun violence or personal safety. Proving an interesting contrast, Vuichard's setting of ad copy was fully orchestrated in the piano (kudos to pianist Margaret Kampmeier) and required virtuosic delivery from Weston—taking her up and down a two-octave-plus range as a woman realizing the advent of her own neuroses when compared with the perfect female figures used in the marketing ploys of the day. The comic moments won in the end here, and Weston relished every opportunity to evoke a laugh from the audience. "
Great review from The New York Times for November 21, 1963: The Day Before at Symphony Space.
"Much of the evening's activity was entrusted to a fine core ensemble: the actors Eisa Davis, Olympia Dukakis, and B D Wong; the singers Megan Weston and Robert Osborne; and the pianist Margaret Kampmeier. Mostly fascinating, "November 21" evoked in 36 brief segments the world on the day before it was forever changed."
|Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis joins Megan on a piece by Arthur Kopit and Danny Felsenfeld called A Beautiful Death in November 21, 1963: The Day Before. Read the full story on BroadwayWorld.com.
Symphony Space - NYC
November 8, 2013
Lovely mention in Broadway World for Holiday Favorites at 28 Liberty with Sing For Hope, NYC.