Soprano Melody King joins OSJ’s resident ensemble of principal artists during the 2012-13 season, performing the roles of Leila (The Pearl Fishers), Roselinda (Die Fledermaus), and Leonora (Il trovatore). Ms. King made her company debut as Yvette in the company’s 2010 production of La rondine. Other roles performed recently by Ms. King include Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), and Donna Anna (Don Giovanna), both for Livermore Opera. For the Harvard Lowell House Opera, she sang the role of Duenna (Der Rosenkavalier); and also appeared as Nora (Riders of the Sea), Voice of a Bird (Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains) and Lillian Russell (The Mother of us all) with the Harvard Pforzheimer House Music Society.
On the concert stage, Ms. King appeared as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Chorus Boston, and Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia with the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus.
In 2007, Ms. King was selected as a 2007 semi-finalist of the NATS Boston Chapter Song and Aria Competition. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Sonoma State University, and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with Music in Education Concentration from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Ms. King is a native of Japan, and began singing at age nine when she auditioned and was accepted into the prestigious Hokkaido Broadcasting Company Youth Chorus.
*Mary and Clinton Gilliland Fellow