UNI School of Music alumna Megan Grey (BM ‘16, MM ‘18) will offer an engaging Q&A style lecture discussing her career path since her time at UNI. A recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, contralto Megan Esther Grey returned to The Metropolitan Opera in the 21-22 season to cover both Suzuki and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. She also performed the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with UNT Opera, sang Emilia in a concert production of Verdi’s Otello with the UNT Symphony Orchestra, and made her Washington Concert Opera debut as Mistress Bentson in Lakmé. In the summer of 2022, Ms. Grey joined the Santa Fe Opera, covering the role of Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. During the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Grey made her Opera San Jose debut as Emeline in Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella and Mistress Quickly in Falstaff. She will also appear as the soloist in Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra in Cedar Falls, March 4 at 7 p.m. This lecture is free and open to the public.