Join soprano Megan Bisceglia and visual artist Erin Bisceglia as they explore the powerful connection between art and memory. Inspired by their Nana, I Grow to be My Grandmother is a multi-media conversation about heritage and intergenerational relationships. Music includes: traditional Irish folk songs with Ayelet Kershenbaum on fiddle and Justin Fleming on bodhran; Within These Spaces, a song cycle by Lori Laitman; and selections from classic and modern musical theater, with tenor Wes Hunter. Mixed media artwork relating to the music, memory, and family history will be hung around the Taylor House's recital room.
Taylor House Bed and Breakfast
50 Burroughs Street, Boston 02130
$25 cash at the door
Megan Bisceglia, soprano
Erin Bisceglia, visual artist
Yukiko Oba, piano
Wes Hunter, tenor
Justin Fleming, bodhran
Ayelet Kershenbaum, fiddle
Soprano Megan Bisceglia sings with an impressive range and a tone that is both silvery and warm.
Most recently, Megan premiered the role of Cobweb in Scott Wheeler's new opera Midsummer, as a part of Boston Opera Collaborative's Opera Bites production. In Spring of 2018, Megan covered the role of La Fée for Cambridge Chamber Ensemble's production of Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot-Garcia. In December 2016, Megan was the soprano soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony for their Holiday Pops concert, where she performed solos from Handel's Messiah and other holiday favorites. Ms. Bisceglia also had the privilege of performing Gretchen am spinnrade with world-renowned former member of the Limón Dance Company, Kurt Douglas, for José Limón's solo dance work Etude. Other recent performances include Parpignol in MetroWest Opera’s regional premiere of La Femme Bohème, and solo concerts on the Block Island Summer Concert Series.
Erin Bisceglia lives and works in the Boston area, where she currently teaches art to 7th-12th graders. She earned a BA in studio art from Brandeis University, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in painting from Brandeis University, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her artwork currently centers around old furniture. She is fascinated by the piles of discarded household items found in antique stores and has begun to imagine the possibilities of their past. With each painting behaving like a journal entry or portrait, Erin attempts to imagine the memories created around each object.
Praised for his “drama, heart, and shining tone,” Wes Hunter recently debuted his solo cabaret to a sold-out audience at Club Café in Boston’s Napoleon Room, featuring various selections from musical theatre composers. Operatic credits include leading roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, Verdi’s La Traviata, Handel’s Alcina, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and Adamo’s Little Women. An avid interpreter of new repertoire, Hunter has performed new works with Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Odyssey Opera, MassOpera, and Boston Opera Collaborative, including working with acclaimed composer Nico Muhly in Boston.