Meredith Mecum Bloomfield, praised for her “soaring soprano” (theatrescene.net), is an American soprano now based in Germany. Recent European engagements have included Gerhilde in Die Walküre at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Freia in Das Rheingold with Dramatic Voices Berlin and Soprano Soloist in Johan de Meij’s 5th Symphony, Return to Middle Earth with Bläserphilharmonie Rhein-Main. During the run of performances of Die Walküre in Klagenfurt, Ms. Mecum Bloomfield jumped in for an ailing colleague, singing Brünnhilde from the score on less than 24 hours notice.
Other highlights of recent seasons include covering the title role in Cilea’s opera Gloria with Teatro Grattacielo in New York City and her first performances of Tosca with Amore Opera, also in New York City. She received great critical acclaim for her role debut as Leonore in Fidelio with West Bay Opera in Palo Alto, CA.
In April of 2017, Ms. Mecum Bloomfield made her Stern Auditorium debut at Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions performing John Rutter’s Requiem. Other pervious concert performances include appearances as Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and the Conductor’s Retreat at Medomak. She has also performed as Soprano Soloist in Faure’s Requiem, Saint Saens’s Christmas Oratorio, Poulenc’s Gloria and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.
As a participant in the prestigious Merola Opera Program in the summer of 2015, Ms. Mecum Bloomfield performed in the Schwabacher Summer Concert and Merola Grand Finale. She lent her “huge soprano voice” (Civic Center, San Francisco) to excerpts from Susannah (Susannah), Die Walküre (Brünnhilde) and The Queen of Spades (Lisa). Also in 2015, she originated the role of Clara Schumann in Victoria Bond’s new opera, Clara, with Cutting Edge Concerts and the Gramercy Trio at Symphony Space in New York.
Performances of other complete opera roles include Alice (Falstaff) and Amelia (Amelia al ballo) with Opera Company of Brooklyn, Fedora (The Circus Princess) with Amore Opera, Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) with New York Lyric Opera, Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) cover with LOFTOpera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with The Banff Centre Opera and Ash Lawn Opera (cover), Mimi (La Boheme) and Contessa with New York Lyric Opera, Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera New Jersey, Donatella in Christof Bergman's new opera Piazza Navona, Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, and Rose Segal in the New York premiere of John Musto's Later the Same Evening at Manhattan School of Music, a recording of which was released by Albany Records.
Ms. Mecum Bloomfield is the recipient of several important awards and grants. She was named Winner of The American Prize for Women in Opera in 2018. Other awards include, a Grant from the Solti Foundation, Second Place in the New York Lyric Opera Competition, Second Place in the first annual Ades Vocal Competition at Manhattan School of Music, as well as an Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition. She was also a semi-finalist in the Dallas Opera Guild Competition and a finalist in the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition and New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Vocal Competition.
Mag. Daniel Wolfsbauer, MAS