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Deanne Meek is an American operatic mezzo-soprano who has had an active international career since the mid 1990s. She has performed at several major opera houses around the world, including La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.
Raised in Richland, Washington, Meek earned a B.A. from Whitman College in 1983 before pursuing vocal studies at the Peabody Institute of Music (Bachelor of Music, 1988) where she was a pupil of renowned mezzo-soprano Elaine Bonazzi.
In 1996 Meek made her professional opera debut at the New York City Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. She returned there the following year to sing both Diana in Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. She appeared at the NYCO again in 1998 to portray Harriet Mosher in Tobias Picker's Emmeline. In the Spring of 1998 she portrayed Karolka in Jenůfa at the Spoleto Festival USA. In 1999 she portrayed Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at the Opera Theater of Saint Louis. She returned to Saint Louis the following year as Zenobia in Handel's Radamisto.
In 2001 Meek made her debut at Opera Pacific as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as one of the Cretan women in Idomeneo, and returned to the Spoletto Festival as Dido in Dido and Aeneas. Later that year she appeared as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Met. She has since returned to the Met as the Second Sprite in Rusalka (2004) and the Second Esquire in Parsifal (2006).