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Lucas Meachem (born June 11, 1978) is an American lyric baritone known for performing the role of Figaro in 2016 Los Angeles Opera's Ghosts of Versailles which earned him a Grammy Award.
Lucas Meachem was born and raised in Carthage, North Carolina and grew up singing karaoke before discovering opera. Meachem trained at the Adler Program artist residency at the San Francisco Opera from 2004-2005. He had his big break soon after that in 2006, when he was discovered at a karaoke bar in Paris by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who suggested he step in for Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride at the Lyric Opera of Chicago from which the international star baritone Simon Keenlyside had withdrawn.
Meachem made his Metropolitan Opera debut as General Rayevsky in War and Peace in 2008, and has since performed at the Met as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Silvio in Pagliacci, and most recently Marcello in La bohème.
In 2016, Meachem won a Grammy for Los Angeles Opera's Ghosts of Versailles as Figaro. Also in 2016, Meachem was voted as the inaugural Emerging Star by San Francisco Opera.
Meachem is married to pianist/opera coach, Irina Meachem.