Coming off of a very busy 2014-2015 season, Melissa Kornacki, American
Mezzo-Soprano, has become an in demand artist performing widely across the United States and abroad.
This past year she was seen as Flora in LaTraviata, and Ms. Benson in Lakmé with Baltimore Concert Opera, Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit with Opera Delaware, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung with Union Avenue Opera, and finally Orlofsky in DieFledermaus (performing alongside legendary actor, John Astin) with Baltimore Concert Opera once again.
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 has enjoyed expanding her career into not only well know operas, but new works as well by participating 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 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.
recently Ms. Kornacki performed the alto solo in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle with the New Dominion Chorale under the direction of composer, Thomas Beveridge.
Her training includes the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Emerging
Artist Program with Opera New Jersey covering the role of Buttercup in H.M.S Pinafore, and was an Outreach Apprentice with The Opera Theater of Northern Virginia.
She was a 2014 New Jersey State Opera competition finalist.
Kornacki also sings regularly in the chorus of The Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Baltimore Concert
Opera, Washington Concert Opera, and the Washington National Opera Chorus.
Washington National Opera
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
Mar. 7 -
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
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
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
A suspenseful tale of courage and sacrifice, Wagner’s tale of gods, mortals and giants draws to a close in Götterdämmerung – Twilight of the Gods. The 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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Recent Reviews posted on my Blog Page!!
New Dominion Chorale
(Rachel M. Schlesinger Hall)
Petite Messe Solennelle
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
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Baltimore Concert Opera
(With Actor, John Astin)
November 20, 2015 7:30PM
November 22, 2015 3:00PM
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