Elizabeth Cree (world premiere)

Elizabeth Cree (world premiere) Company: Opera Philadelphia Role:  Doris Melissa returns to Opera Philadelphia for the world premiere performances of the new opera Elizabeth Cree, written by Pulitzer prize winning composer and librettist team, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell.  Elizabeth Cree is part of Opera Philadelphia’s exciting new O Urban Opera festival. Opera Philadelphia September, 14 through 25, 2017 Performances to be…

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Mozart Requiem and Recital

Mozart Requiem and Recital Company: El Paso Chorale Society Role:  Soloist Melissa returns to her home town of El Paso, Texas, to perform the alto solos in Mozart’s Requiem.  In addition, the El Paso Chorale Society will feature Melissa in a solo recital of art songs and arias. El Paso Chorale Society Mozart’s Requiem Saturday, April 8,…

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance Company: Fargo-Moorhead Opera Role:  Ruth Ahoy!  Pirates are everywhere!  Melissa once again brings Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance to life for her debut with Fargo-Moorhead Opera, a role she has performed over 150 times and counting! Fargo-Moorhead Opera Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30PM Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00PM Performances at Reineke Festival Concert…

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance Company: Opera Memphis Role:  Ruth Melissa portrays one of her signatures roles for her debut with Opera Memphis when she hits the stage with cat-like tread as  Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.  Melissa has performed Ruth more than 150 times and looks forward to sharing this role with Tennessee audiences. Opera Memphis…

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The Mikado

The Mikado Company: Performance Santa Fe Role:  Katisha Melissa is thrilled to debut with Performance Santa Fe as Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, a role she has performed over 150 times. Performance Santa Fe January 11, 2017  6:30PM January 13, 2017 7:00PM January 14, 2017 2:00PM January 15, 2017  2:00PM Performed at the Scottish Rite Center…

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro Company: Amarillo Opera Role:  Marcellina Melissa returns to Amarillo, Texas for performances of Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Amarillo Opera. Amarillo Opera October 1 and 2, 2016 Performances at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts   You can watch Melissa in action as Marcellina with Michigan Opera Theatre on YouTube 

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The Mikado

The Mikado Company: Union Avenue Opera Role:  Katisha Melissa is delighted to make her company début with Union Avenue Opera as Katisha in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, a role that she has performed over 150 times across the United States to great acclaim. Union Avenue Opera July 8, 9, 15, 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm…

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Elizabeth Cree

Elizabeth Cree (workshop) Company: Opera Philadelphia Role:  Doris Melissa returns to Opera Philadelphia in workshop performances of the freshly composed opera Elizabeth Cree, written by Pulitzer prize winning composer and librettist team, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell.  Elizabeth Cree is set to receive its world premiere in 2017 as part of Opera Philadelphia’s exciting new O Urban…

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro Company: Utah Opera Role:  Marcellina Melissa returns to Utah for performances of Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Utah Opera. Utah Opera May 7, 9, 11, 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm May 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Performances at the Capital Theatre CAST Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor Tara Faircloth, Director Seth Carico, Figaro Craig Irvin, Count Almaviva Anya Matanovič, Susanna…

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Afternoon Tea with a Diva

Afternoon Tea with a Diva Company:  Opera Fort Collins Melissa welcomes the arrival of spring with Opera Fort Collins‘ 7th annual Afternoon Tea with a Diva gala.  The light-hearted event features a full British afternoon tea, a popular cake auction, and of course live performances of Gilbert & Sullivan selections and opera arias. Karen Stoody, Accompanist Sunday April…

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