Megan Pachecano_Reviews

As Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, LoftOpera, 2016:

“As is usual in their productions, LoftOpera presented a strong vocal cast. From all the singers one felt a great love for this music, and it was a great pleasure to watch and hear the interplay among them. Soprano Megan Pachecano, the Fiordiligi, gave a flawless rendition of “Come scoglio,” handling the technical gymnastics of this aria with great ease and with impeccable timing as the character’s rock-like stance on fidelity begins to show a few cracks.” – Opera News

“LoftOpera’s casting is, as usual, acute: For a staging set among high schoolers — appropriate for this tale of innocence yielding to experience — the company selected four singers who could pass for teenagers, the boys goofy and the girls preening… Megan Pachecano sang Fiordiligi with a lucid soprano, blending easily with the soft-grained mezzo of Sarah Nelson Craft (Dorabella).” – The New York Times

“As is also generally the case at LoftOpera, casting was both offbeat and deeply satisfying. Megan Pachecano as sensible sister Fiordiligi sang the difficult virtuoso music with a light, tart soprano, complementing the warmly romantic vocalism of Sarah Nelson Craft as the younger Dorabella.” – The New York Observer

“I believe that the evening’s success truly hinged on the charisma and talent of the four young lovers. As Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Megan Pachecano and Sarah Nelson Craft were excellent, believable within their roles, while remaining vocally reliable. Despite the cognitive dissonance I felt about their setting and situation, both singers were able to build fully realized characters. […] in contrast with Pachecano and Craft’s fluid, robust singing. […] matched with the pliant and luminous Craft and Pachecano.” – Parterre Box

“The singers were cut-ups, confident and funny on stage, and vocally adept… Megan Pachecano managed Fiordiligi’s register leaps ably and she sings a fine soprano line.” – Musical America

“Fiordiligi and Dorabella are pouty little teenage vixens… Soprano Megan Pachecano as Fiordiligi was also very commanding. Her voice projected out beautifully in front of Don Alfonso and Dorabella’s in Soave sia il vento. Her longing was palpable. She is the one who most wants the boys to stay and so her voice trails after them like a sail in front of the wind hoping to catch up with them. Her Come scoglio was a showstopper both vocally and acting-wise. And she carried much of Act II through her reluctant acceptance of Despina’s lessons in the art of carpe diem. Her Per pietà, ben mio, perdona was a moment of meditative reflection on her desire to be reunited with the one she really loves, not this sorry excuse for a vaguely Borat-looking Eastern European gangster.” – Allegri con Fuoco

As Anne Page in Sir John in Love, Odyssey Opera, 2015:

“Megan Pachecano is a teasing, determined Anne Page and not the typical meek ingénue.” – The Boston Globe

“Samuel Levine and Megan Pachecano had excellent chemistry as the lovers Fenton and Anne Page that feature in the opera’s secondary narrative thread. Levine’s tenor was light and bubbly, complementing Pachecano’s warm and smooth-toned soprano. Her brightest singing came in her solo ‘This is my father’s choice.’” – Boston Classical Review

“The two lovers—Anne Page (Megan Pachecano) and Fenton (Samuel Levine) were warm, funny, and passionate by turns, soaring in elegant lyricism and preventing parental control from destroying their own plans.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“The swift and humorous opera featured fine singing and acting from Oren Gradus (Sir John Falstaff), Michael Chioldi (Ford), Samuel Levine (Fenton), and Megan Pachecano (Anne Page), performances that made this opera one of the year’s highlights.” – Boston Classical Review’s Top Ten Performances of 2015

As Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, 2010:

“This Nozze was, without hyperbolical embellishment, worthy of a stage far greater than Borden Auditorium. [Ms. Pachecano’s] bio hardly prepared me for her clear and beautiful tone, easily caressing challenging passages with elegance and Mozartian grace. Her coy, witty and sexy characterization was aided by her alluring eyes and effortlessly beautiful stage presence. With Ms. Pachecano, as well as her sure voiced and very funny Figaro, Robert Mellon, you could clearly see MSMs impetus of training real singing actors, and not just competition winners.” – Parterre Box

“Manhattan School of Music’s Opera Theater presented a thoroughly delightful Le Nozze di Figaro… the production boasted a uniformly exuberant, fresh-voiced student cast…  Susanna is an endurance and ingenuity test… Megan Pachecano paced herself well with an edgy, energetic portrayal.” – Opera News Magazine

As Mystery in The Fairy Queen and Les Amants Enchantés in Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse, Orchestra of New Spain, 2016:

“Soprano Megan Pachecano sang most expressively, too.” – The Dallas Morning News

“Soprano Megan Pachecano was also impressive.”  – TheaterJones

As Cinderella in Into the Woods, St. Petersburg Opera, 2017:

“Soprano Megan Pachecano’s richness as Cinderella leaves you wanting more.” – Tampa Bay Times

As Crobyle in Thaïs, The Opera Company of Middlebury, 2012:

“Two slaves, Crobyle (soprano Megan Pachecano) and Myrtale (mezzo Tynan Davis), in sequined minidresses, wait on him hand and foot… Nicias, not one to let down his guests, introduces Le Charmeuse… [who] with the virtuosic support of Pachecano and Davis actually pulls off her performance.” – The Addison County Independent