Upcoming Events

Aria Concert Recording

October 1, 2022


In partnership with Bob Jones University and pianist Jessica Elliott, Megan looks forward to releasing new recordings in October, including arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Cipullo, and Menotti.

Beauty and the Beast

March 7, 2023 Place: Rodeheaver Auditorium, Bob Jones University

Next March, Bob Jones University’s professional Artist Series presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Megan Stapleton as Belle. Dates and other details coming soon!



Recent Events

GLOW Lyric Opera Performs at Artisphere Festival

May 7, 2022

Megan joins GLOW Lyric Opera outside the Peace Center as GLOW presents a concert of arias for the Artisphere Festival.

Recital

April 23, 2022

Joined by pianist Jessica Elliott, Megan presents a recital of favorite art songs, including a world premiere of Six Elinor Wylie Settings by British composer Jenni Pinnock.

Location: War Memorial Chapel, Bob Jones University
Date: April 23
Time: 7:00PM
Length: 1 hour

Austin Troubadours @ the San Antonio International Music Festival

March 27, 2022

Directed by Slobodan Vujisic, Austin Troubadours will perform at the San Antonio International Music Festival on March 27th, featuring Megan Stapleton as guest vocalist. http://austintroubadours.com/index.php

Journeys

February 26, 2022


Greenville Concert Band presents “Journeys,” featuring guest Megan Stapleton in the world premiere of “Lullaby for Leaving,” as well as “Laurie’s Song” from Copland’s The Tenderland, and R&H’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Saturday, February 26th, 2:00PM, Hughes Main Library Auditorium
Sunday, February 27th, 3:00PM, The Spinning Jenny

Baroquen Hearts

December 11, 2021 Place: War Memorial Chapel

Megan makes her directorial debut as the BJU Opera Workshop presents a pastiche of English Baroque opera scenes, titled “Baroquen Hearts.” This pastiche, woven together by Dr. Stapleton, highlights the “b’roquen” hearts of 17th Century England’s most famous mythological divas: Dido, Galatea, and Venus, with Cupid at the helm of mischief. Performed in BJU’s beautiful War Memorial Chapel, this echoing space, surrounded by Benjamin West’s magnificent Rococo paintings (1738-1820), makes an ideal setting for an audience to dwell in the Baroque world.

The director will also step in as performer, filling in for the role of Galatea due to some unfortunate health issues that forced the original Galatea to withdraw from the role. The cast wishes this colleague a swift and full recovery.

Catch the livestream of “Baroquen Hearts” at 6pm Eastern, 7pm Central, by viewing the following link:

https://bju.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=007f08d4-9cc8-4f6f-931e-addc012de12d

The recording will also remain available at the above link following the performance.

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass

October 29, 2021 Place: War Memorial Chapel



Andrew Huish leads the BJU Chorale in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, with Megan resonating the soprano solos, including the dynamic and vigorous opening Kyrie!

Location: War Memorial Chapel
Times: 5:30pm and 7:00pm

Catch the recording at <music.bju.edu/live>.

Guest Soloist with BJU Saxophone Ensemble

October 27, 2021 Place: War Memorial Chapel

Dr. Stapleton makes a guest appearance with BJU’s saxophone ensemble in a unique performance of Handel’s “Lascia ch’io pianga,” part of the joint concert presented by BJU’s saxophone studio and flute studio at 5:30pm on October 27th in War Memorial Chapel.


Symphonic Hollywood - The Music of Lee Holdridge

October 7, 2021

Megan joins Grammy award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman as he returns for the Annual BJU Homecoming Concert to conduct the University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a wide-ranging program of music from the pen of Hollywood composer Lee Holdridge, including the world premiere of Fantasy Chorale: A Journey of Joy and Hope, commissioned especially for this performance. Megan will sing the beautiful aria, “I am Home,” from Holdridge’s Concierto Para Mendez.

Location: Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium, Bob Jones University
Time: 7:30 EST


Twenty-Four

August 1, 2021 Place: Sam Houston State University

Renowned tenor Tony Boutte presents a brand new full-length opera, comprised of music from the most well-known anthology in classical singing, 24 Italian Songs and Arias. This new opera will be workshopped by Megan, Tony, and their colleagues in early August.

Photo from another baroque opera production: Charpentier’s Orphee aux Enfers, with The Boston Early Music Festival

Harmony in the Air

July 16, 2021 Place: Bush Intercontinental Airport

Megan Stapleton joins pianist Paul English at Bush Intercontinental Airport, offering an afternoon of live music through the Houston Airports performing arts program, “Harmony in the Air.”
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place: The Terminal Art Collector Gallery, in Terminal A.