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December 1969


April 2019

March 2019

The Beatitudes

Bucks County Choral Society

Melissa returns to her hometown of Doylestown, Pennsylvania to perform the modern regional premiere of Cesar Franck's "The Beatitudes" in the 1899 Bradley English translation.

February 2019

Residency: Bucknell University

Melissa returns to her alma mater, Bucknell University, to reprise her recital "An Evening of American Song" with pianist Brad Clark. She will also conduct a masterclass with university students.

March 2018

An Evening of American Song

an evening of American art songs, arias, and standards. Accompanied by Brad Clark, piano.

December 2017

Home for the Holidays

July 2017

December 2015

Hansel and Gretel

Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater)

September 2015

Cosi fan tutte

DC Public Opera
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria VA

June 2015

The 14th Annual Memorial Concert: 2015 National Association of Professional Asian American Women

Jewish Community Center of Rockville

May 2015

Highlights from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro"

McLean Youth Orchestra

January 2015

September 2014

Florencia in the Amazon

Washington National Opera

July 2014

The Gondoliers

Young Victorian Theatre Company

June 2014

Brahms' Requiem

Washington National Cathedral: Cathedral Sings

After the Storm: A Benefit Concert for the Philippines

Melissa will perform Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" at the Kennedy Center as part of the "After the Storm" benefit concert. She is joining an all-star cast including violinist Joshua Bell, of the Black Eyed Peas, actor Lou Diamond Phillips, Darren Criss from Glee, and broadway star Lea Salogna amongst others.

Haydn's "Creation"

Sylvan Chorale
Harrisburg, PA

April 2014

Mendelssohn's Op. 61 "Midsummer Night's Dream"

Melissa will make her Kennedy Center solo debut with the American Ballet Theatre and the KC Opera Orchestra in their performance of "The Dream."

January 2014

A Game of Hearts

Washington National Opera and the New Works Forum at Opera America (NYC). Composer: Douglas Pew, Librettist: Dara Weinberg

November 2013

Lost Childhood (world premiere)

American Opera Projects presents the first full performance of "Lost Childhood" with the National Philharmonic at Strathmore Music Center. To learn more about the project, composer, and librettist, visit:

September 2013

Galatea Reset (world premiere)

Melissa will sing the role of Galatea in the world premiere of "Galatea Reset," a new work for lyric theatre, by composer Maurice Wright. Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University.

July 2013

H.M.S. Pinafore

Young Victorian Theatre Company

April 2013

The Magic Flute

Opera Camerata of Washington
Embassy of Colombia, Washington DC

February 2013

Cosi fan Tutte

Bel Cantanti Opera

December 2012

Sounds of the Season

Melissa has been invited to join the McLean Orchestra as soprano soloist under the baton of Maestra Miriam Burns. She will perform Christmas favorites with the orchestra and the Oakcreek School Girls' Chorus.

September 2012

Don Giovanni

Opera Camerata of Washington
Embassy of Portugal, Washington DC

July 2012

The Mikado

Young Victorian Theatre Company

January 2011

Sarasota Opera-Apprentice Artist

Melissa will sing Ruth Putnam in Ward's "The Crucible," scenes as Lucia and Oscar at the apprentice Welcome Concert, an all Verdi concert, and chorus in "I Lombardi," "La Boheme," and "Don Giovanni."

December 2010


with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra at St. Luke's Catholic Church