Meredith Ziegler

Instructor of Voice

M.M., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut
B.S., University of Connecticut

Praised for her “stunning voice” and “delightful portrayals”, Meredith Ziegler has impressed critics and audiences alike with her warm lyric mezzo-soprano voice and her engaging characterizations.  Ms. Ziegler’s leading operatic roles include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera Theater of Conecticut), Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Granite State Opera, Cape Cod Opera),   Dido in Dido & Aeneas (Connecticut Lyric Opera), Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti (Connecticut Concert Opera), Hänsel in Hänsel & Gretel (Opera Theater of Connecticut), and Meg Page in Falstaff(Opera North).  As a Resident Artist with Connecticut Opera, Ms. Ziegler performed the roles of Mercedes in Carmen, Zulma in L’Italiana in Algeri, and Inez in Il Trovatore. 

Internationally, Ms. Ziegler’s work has taken her to Graz, Austria where, she was a soloist with the AIMS Festival Orchestra for performances of Bernstein’s Arias & Barcarolles.  Closer to home she appeared as a soloist in Rutter’s Magnificat  and  Handel’s Messiah  with the Falmouth  Chorale, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Holyoke Civic Symphony, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass the New Haven Oratorio Choir.   Additionally, Ms. Ziegler was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Extra Chorus.

Ms. Ziegler holds a Master of Music in voice from the University of Connecticut, as well as a Bachelor  of  Arts in Music  and  a Bachelor  of  Science  in Music  Education  from  the University of Connecticut.  She has been a young artist with Opera North, Connecticut Opera, and AIMS in  Graz, and has been an award winner in competitions with The Metropolitan Opera National Council, Sullivan Foundation,  Connecticut Opera Guild, Palm  Beach Opera, and Opera Theater of Connecticut

Ms. Ziegler teaches  voice at the  University of Connecticut and also maintains a private studio.  Her students have performed with various opera companies and symphonies around the U.S. and internationally including Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Opera in the Ozarks, New Haven Symphony, Eastern CT Symphony, Skidmore Symphony, and the AIMS Festival Orchestra. Alumni from Ms. Ziegler’s studio continued their education with scholarships at renowned conservatories and universities such as The New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Maryland, Ithaca Conservatory, and the University of Minnesota.  Ms.  Ziegler was a 2012 NATS Teaching Intern with George Shirley.  She currently resides in Storrs, CT with her husband, Steffen, and three sons, Samuel, Jacob, and Timothy.

Meredith Ziegler
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4251
Office LocationMusic Building 003