Culture Map raves, "In the title role [of Princess Ida] is soprano Megan Stapleton, an artist of clarity, power, and much expressivity. She is also a gifted actor, playing the role with a studied intensity. She is, after all, playing the head of a women's university where no men are permitted. She has to be imposing for the 100 young women who follow her lead. I found her glamorous presence on stage mesmerizing, her voice melodious when it had to blend with others in an ensemble, but always extraordinary in solo passages. She has star quality, and I look forward to hearing her again in Houston or elsewhere."
BroadwayWorld.com states, "Megan Stapleton... has a crystalline, ethereal voice. She sings purely and seemingly effortlessly, even when delivering high notes that seem pulled from another realm. Her voice is never shrill, always confident and pure. And she's funny, too. Stapleton has a lyrical physicality; she is adept at using posturing and body language to make the most of the comedic moments."
MEGAN STAPLETON is regarded as “an artist of clarity, power, and much expressivity... with a studied intensity” (Culture Map). Particularly studied in the area of baroque performance, Megan has performed with Boston Early Music Festival, Ars Lyrica, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Houston’s Bach Society, Ensemble Correnti, and Lumedia Musicworks. She is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Houston Baroque, with whom she released the album “My Soul Sees and Hears” in 2016. With Houston Grand Opera, Megan performed in the world premiere of Gregory Spears’ O Columbia, and has participated in various HGO programs for children, including Opera To Go!, Storybook Opera, and First Songs. Regarded for her comedic timing and “lyrical physicality” (BroadwayWorld.com), Megan is well-suited for operetta and golden age musical theater, and has performed three leading roles with Houston’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Her other credits include performances with Kingwood Pops, Galveston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Opera Collaborative, and Boston Metro Opera. A champion of new music, Megan has premiered works by current composers including Gregory Spears, Mary Carol Warwick, Thomas Oboe Lee, and B.P. Herrington. Megan’s versatility also extends to jazz, crediting her with regular performances as the featured vocalist for the Paul English Jazz Quartet. Dr. Stapleton holds degrees with honors from The University of North Texas (DMA), New England Conservatory (MM), and Sam Houston State University (BM).