Eileen Meredith’s mother, a native of Puerto Rico, moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. State Department. Eileen Meredith grew up in Maryland, where she began singing seriously in public high school. As a young adult, she lived in New York City before relocating to the Bay Area. Meredith enjoys singing a wide range of music, and last fall she she headlined a “Celebrating the Arts” concert at Oakland City Center. Her concert highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, “Glitter and be gay” from Candide with Oakland Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas, and Poulenc’s Gloria. She has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra, and many others groups.
As an opera singer, Meredith performed with companies such as Livermore Valley Opera and Berkeley Opera before founding Island City Opera in Alameda. Her most recent role there was Magda in La Rondine. San Francisco Classical Voice noted last year that “her upper register has an airy, sparkling quality reminiscent of Joan Sutherland’s.” She has sung lead roles in La Traviata, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Threepenny Opera, Madama Butterfly, and more. She has been vocal director for musicals such as Anything Goes, In the Heights, and Hairspray. She dedicates her performance to the memory of Silfa Alonso Meredith.