Biography    

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Melinda graduated with Honours from The Maastricht Conservatory, The Netherlands under Mya Besselink, then as a postgraduate from the Royal College of Music, London studying with Graziella Sciutti and Lillian Watson. She completed her studies at Brussels Opera Studio. For three years Melinda toured Europe’s concert halls as a soloist with The André Rieu Strauss Orchestra often appearing on Television and Radio.

Opera roles performed include: Aida (Dorset Opera), Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Rachel (La Juive), Fiordilgi, Mimi, Violetta, Donna Anna, The Countess, Pamina, Nedda, Marzelline, Ninette (l’amour des trios Oranges) Constanze, Frasquita, Gilda and Eurdice. She also covered Lady Thiang for Raymond Gubbay’s production of The King and I and has an extensive German Operetta repertoire as well as musical theatre.

Concerts include Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Auditorio Nacional, Madrid), Britten’s War Requiem (Norwich Cathedral), Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Händel’s Messiah (Oxford Philharmonia & Orquestra & di Córdoba, Spain) as well as recitals at St Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square and The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. She made a premier recording of Nunez’ Stabat Mater in Seville for Almaviva Records and her voice was used in the Rugby Six Nations League theme tune, Melinda was also part of Rankin & Sky Arts Street Campaign in 2011.

Her new Album Smoke and Noise (Nimbus) featuring songs by 1930’s composer Spolianksy and her satirical group “Kiss & Tell” received rave reviews in the UK and US. She has performed her satirical cabaret with her co-writer Jeremy Limb at The Hay Literary Festival, Cadogan Hall, Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry and appeared with Barry Humphries on Radio 4.

She studies with Nelly Miriciouiu.