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, Oblivion. In 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 C Major, Bach's Magnificat, Duruflé's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem, 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 Mercedes in Carmen with Baltimore Concert Opera!
She has collaborated with well known artists Jane Tavernier, Donna Zapola-Connelly, Chia Patino, Ioannis Potamousis, Katerina Souvorova, Barbara Deaver, Faith Esham, Sharon Christman, Gabriel Gordon, and composer Randall Svane. Her opera roles include Gertrude (Romeo et Juliet), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Mrs. Page (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Hansel (Hansel und Gretel), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Augusta (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Charlotte (Werther), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Anita (West Side Story), La Ciesca (Gianni Schichi), 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, and Washington Master Chorale. She is also the Alto section leader for National City Christian Church and is a graduate of the Edge Studio Voice Over program! Check out her Voice Over page for narration demo!
Spring 2014 Season!
Washington Master Chorale
On Sunday, March 2 the Chorale returns to The National Presbyterian Church to present “Perpetual Light,” a meditation on death and eternity, the centerpiece of which will be Maurice Duruflé’s 1948 masterpiece,Requiem Op. 9 for organ and chorus.The afternoon will also feature a pre-concert conversation with Artistic Director Thomas Colohan.
The National Presbyterian Church
4101 Nebraska Ave NW
I will be singing the Mezzo Solo in Duruflé's Requiem!! For a link to concert information please click, here!
The Music of Javier Ledesma
Church of the Holy City
16th & Corcoran Ave., Washington, DC
March 23rd @ 3PM
Featuring Melissa Kornacki, Mezzo
Lyric Opera Baltimore
May 9 & 11, 2014
Verdi’s induction into immortality was through this glorious opera, a celebration of spirit, sacrifice and faith. Nabucco, King of Babylon (King Nebuchadnezzar) has enslaved and oppressed the Hebrews, but his presumed daughter, Abigaille, has fallen in love with the Jewish Ismaele, and secretly works for their freedom. Nabucco’s pride leads to his downfall, when he proclaims himself God and is struck by lightning. This beautiful opera, containing the beloved chorus “Va, Pensiero” ends as Abigaille and Nabucco recognize the Hebrew God as the one true God.
For more information please click, here!