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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 inGötterdämmerung – 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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New Dominion Chorale
Petite Messe Solennelle
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
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