Megan Picerno To Make Her Gran Teatre del Liceu Debut

By Francisco Salazar

Soprano Meghan Picerno will make her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The company announced that Picerno will replace Kathryn Lewek in the role of Cunegonde in Bernstein’s “Candide.”

Picerno recently performed the role with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She also performed the role with the New York City Opera where she received raves with OperaWire noting she delivered “the standout performance of the night.” Picerno is currently performing “Lover Never Dies” from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Lewek will perform in “Die Zauberflöte” this summer in Peralada and at the Festival Aix-en-Provence.

Picerno joins Paul Appleby, Doris Soffel, Kevin Burdette, and Chris Merrit. Performances will be conducted by John DeMain and are scheduled for Oct. 18 and 20.