Colleen McGonigle

Cycle 11 Performer Fellow, Mezzo-soprano


Mezzo-soprano Colleen McGonigle avidly seeks out the collaborative process of performance, whether as a soloist, chamber musician, or a chorister. She most recently has performed the role of Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One under the direction of James Harp. Ms. McGonigle has completed young artist programs with Opera Steamboat, where she played Dot in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, and the Druid City Opera Workshop under the leadership of Dr. Paul Houghtaling. Other roles include Julie Jordan in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Geraldine in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, a Street Singer in Bernstein’s MASS, and La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Bucknell Opera Theatre and the Peabody Opera Theatre. She has additionally worked as a soloist with the Bucknell University Choir (Duruflé Requiem), Deer Creek Chorale (Mass of the Children), and the Peabody Conductor’s Orchestra (Messiah). She is currently a member of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. 

A Pennsylvania native, Ms. McGonigle earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and completed the degree program for a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance in 2017 at Bucknell University. At Bucknell, she performed in community and school choirs and was a founding member of the Bucknell Early Music Ensemble and the Rooke Chapel Vocal Ensemble. In 2019 she received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Peabody Conservatory where she was awarded the Lynn Taylor Hebden Prize and George Castelle Memorial Award. Ms. McGonigle is currently living and teaching in South-Central PA and actively performs in the Baltimore area.