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, sang the role of Mercedes in Carmen with Baltimore Concert Opera, and was a finalist for the 2014 State Opera of New Jersey Vocal Competition.
She has collaborated with well known artists Jane Tavernier, Donna Zapola-Connelly, Chia Patino, Keith Chambers, 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, Washington Master Chorale, and is pleased to start her first season with the Washington National Opera chorus in 2015! 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 the narration demo!