In the world of classical vocalism, the name Meredith Hansen and the words ‘high caliber’ are becoming regularly linked. Hailed a “standout” by Ted Medrek of the Boston Herald for her performance of Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, she has scored many successes, both domestically and internationally. For her performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with Masterworks Chorale, the Boston Globe offered the following praise: “Soprano Meredith Hansen sang the surprisingly sweet ‘Crucifixus’ with a creamy tone and soared in the ‘O salutaris hostia.’”Opera magazine (UK) deemed her “a real find”, and Opera News stated, “As Marzelline, the jailer’s daughter in love with Fidelio, soprano Meredith Hansen was a bright, clever presence, and the size and color of her voice matched the role perfectly. She succeeded where very few singers do, making perfect dramatic sense of a romantic comedy figure essentially stranded in this otherwise dark and serious work.”
Meredith Hansen’s 2015-16 season currently includes singing as the Trainbearer in Strauss’Elektra in a return engagement with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as stepping in last minute as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Opera in Williamsburg and appearing as a featured soloist at Asheville Lyric Opera's annual Gala. In 2014 she made her Boston Symphony debut (at Tanglewood) as soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and in the 2014-15 season sang Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in a re-engagement with Boston Lyric Opera. She returned to the Metropolitan Opera in season 2013-14 for its production of Borodin’s Prince Igor and sang First Lady in Boston Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute.
She joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the 2012-13 season for their productions of Carmen, Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, and sang as Musetta in La bohème with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Recent engagements include singing in concert at Boston’s Hatch Shell with the Landmarks Orchestra as Tatyana, Rosina and Countess Almaviva; Carmina Burana with the Charlotte Symphony; Poulenc’s Gloria with the Plymouth Philharmonic; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Greensboro Symphony; Mozart’s Missa Brevis and an opera recital in Aiken, SC; and Beatrice in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of The Inspector by John Musto.