Keeping Tabs on Heidi Melton

Heidi MeltonThanks to I discovered that while diva Heidi Melton is in the middle of her career-first run as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at Opéra National de Bordeaux, she already has quite a line-up of early career roles next season at Deutsche Oper Berlin! I presume this is in addition to her duties covering Brewer’s Alceste, and Voigt’s Chrysothemis.


September – December: Die Frau ohne Schatten, Kinderstimmen / Stimmen der Ungeborenen, Conductors: U Schirmer / Rogister / A Kober

September ’09 – April ’10: Die Zauberflöte, Erste Dame, Conducter: Foremny


February – March: Der Rosenkavalier, Marianne Leitmetzerin,
Conductor: Runnicles

April: Die Walküre, Helmwige, Conductor: Runnicles

April – May: Gotterdammerung, Dritte Norn, Conductor: Runnicles

May: Nabucco, Anna, Conductor: J Fiore

Click here to see her actual posted schedule, and search for your own favorite artist’s upcoming performances by clicking in the left side nav on “Artists”.

Upcoming, Bay Area:

Berkeley Opera’s 2009 Annual Gala
Sunday, May 31, 4:00 – 7:00pm
At Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Funds raised at the Gala support Berkeley Opera’s 30th Anniversary Season productions. With sopranos Heidi Melton (Adler Fellow 2007-2009) and Nicolle Foland (Adler Fellow 1995-1996) and bass Kenneth Kellogg (Adler Fellow 2008-2009). Tickets: $65. (510) 841-1903,, or

If you hear of any additional upcoming performances by Heidi, please post them here in Comments. Thanks! We have to enjoy her Bay Area performances before she becomes more scarce here.


2 comments so far

  1. Connie "Chesty" Del Mondo on

    All you devoted Meltonians out there – Check out p. 6 of the June Opera News where Brain Kellow gives Heidi major props (with photo) as one of the winners of the George London Foundation awards. “The judges noticeably snapped to attention the moment Melton began to sing.”

    The photo accompanying the article, captioned “Heidi Hojotoho”-cute!- shows her looking stunning in her concert gown. Way to go, Heidi, who is $10,000 richer for her efforts.

  2. jumping clapping man on

    Indeedio! Her photo inclusion offered a lovely added bonus. How exciting the intl. opera world is taking greater notice. And, how lovely to see her Merola/Adler “sis” Elza van den Heever on the following spread too.

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