Melissa Kornacki - Mezzo-Soprano/ Voice Over Actor
Melissa Kornacki, American Mezzo-Soprano, is a native of the Washington DC area and has performed widely across the United States and abroad. Ms. Kornacki made her international debut in 2007 in the United Arab Emirates performing the role of Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Since then she participated in two world premieres; covering the role of Orfeo in a new adaptation by Five Words in a Line entitled, Orfeo,Eurydice and The Serpent at the St. Mark's Theater in New York City, and sang the role of Sage2/Dr. Greene in composer Kyle Gullings’s opera, OblivionIn addition to her opera experience, she has been a soloist for several oratorios including Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Messiah, Saint-Saën's Christmas Oratorio, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Beethoven's Mass in CMajor, Bach's Magnificat, Duruflé's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony both at Avery Fischer Hall, New York and the Grand Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   


Most recently Ms. Kornacki participated in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Emerging Artist Program with Opera New Jersey covering the role of Buttercup in H.M.S Pinafore, and sang the role of Flora Bervoix in LaTraviata with Baltimore Concert Opera. She was also a 2014 New Jersey State Opera competition finalist.     


She has collaborated with well-known artists James Harp, Michael Parker, Katerina Souvorova, Faith Esham, Sharon Christman, Gabriel Gordon, and composers Randall Svane and Thomas Beveridge. Some of her favorite opera roles include Maddalena (Rigoletto), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), Azucena (IlTrovatore), Augusta (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Charlotte (Werther), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and the title roles in Giulio Cesare and Carmen.   


Ms. Kornacki sings regularly with The Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Baltimore Concert Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Washington Master Chorale, and will soon be starting in the Washington National Opera chorus in 2015 in Der fliegende Holländer









2015/2016 Season!


Washington National Opera
(Chorus Role)   


The Flying Dutchman 
  

 In this WNO revival, formidable bass-baritone and Grammy winner Eric Owens makes his staged role debut in Wagner's retelling of the nautical legend, about a captain condemned to wander the seas in search of unconditional love.

Mar. 7 - 21, 2015 Opera House Approx. 2-1/2 hours $25.00 - $300.00

Tickets are not yet on saleTickets go on sale November 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM to the public.
November 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM to Kennedy Center Members


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Opera Delaware
(Ms. Benson)


Lakmé


Set in British-occupied India in the late 19th century, Lakmé is the story of a British soldier who falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the local Brahmin high priest. Despite her warnings that he should forget he ever saw her, they continue to pursue their love, resulting in tragedy to them both.

May 8 & 16, 2015

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Wine, Women and Food
(Starring me as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!!)


May 14 & 16, 2015

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Union Avenue Opera
(Waltraute)


Götterdämmerung


A suspenseful tale of courage and sacrifice, Wagner’s tale of gods, mortals and giants draws to a close inGötterdämmerung – Twilight of the GodsThe heroic Siegfried gifts Brünnhilde with the ring as a token of their love, but they are soon caught up in events beyond their control. Brünnhilde steps forward to return the universe to its natural order in the ultimate act of self-sacrifice. Watch as the Rhine overflows, Valhalla burns, and the kingdom of the gods is destroyed. Experience Wagner at his pinnacle including “Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort,” Brünnhilde’s immolation scene, and Siegfried’s powerful funeral march in this reduction and adaptation by English composer Jonathan Dove. His masterful cuts condense Götterdämmerung in length to under three hours.  Götterdämmerung is the culmination of Union Avenue Opera’s Wagner Project, a four-year endeavor to present Wagner’s Ring cycle enhanced by video projections and expanding technical elements never before seen on the UAO stage. 

Aug 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2015

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New Dominion Chorale
(Alto solo)


Petite Messe Solennelle
Gioachino Rossini


Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

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