The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance Company: Amarillo Opera Role:  Ruth Melissa once again returns to her home state of Texas for performances of Ruth in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance with the Amarillo Opera.  Melissa has performed Ruth more than 150 times and looks forward to sharing this role with Amarillo audiences. Amarillo Opera April 2, 2016…

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One Christmas Long Ago

One Christmas Long Ago Company:  Ardea Arts Role:  Beggar Woman Melissa is delighted to welcome the Christmas season with a concert reading of One Christmas Long Ago, music and lyrics by William Mayer and presented by Ardea Arts in honor of the composer’s 90th birthday celebration. Based on the short story Why the Bells Rang by Raymond Alden, One Christmas Long Ago tells the story of two small boys journey…

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The Ballad of Baby Doe

The Ballad of Baby Doe Company: Amarillo Opera Role:  Mama McCourt Melissa returns to her home state of Texas for performances of Mama McCourt in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe with the Amarillo Opera.  This marks Melissa’s third production of this American Opera classic. Amarillo Opera October 3, 2015 7:30pm October 4, 2015…

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