Biography

Mezzo-soprano

This season mezzo-soprano MELODY WILSON makes her role debut with Baltimore Concert Opera as Principessa di Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur and appears with the Oakland Symphony singing Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road. Next summer, she performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Vienna. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

Ms. Wilson has performed with Seattle Opera in recital and as Olga in Eugene Onegin, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Opera Delaware in multiple roles, Indianapolis Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and Cincinnati Opera as Mercédès in Carmen. On the concert stage, she has appeared with the Slovak State Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, and Kalamazoo Symphony, as well as at the Wilmington Jazz Festival, the US Embassy in Bratislava, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, and the Barocksaal in Vienna.

Ms. Wilson is a five-time recipient of the Jessye Norman Fellowship and a winner of the Gabriela Beňačková Competition in Prague and the International Czech and Slovak Competition. She holds degrees in music and Spanish from the University of Delaware and a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Shirley Verrett and George Shirley.