Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 pm at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, at 4235 Mar Vista Dr, Camarillo.
Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Ventura, 1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura.
Hailed as a “young dramatic soprano to watch,” Melanie Henley Heyn is known for her vivid portrayals and vocal power.
Melanie’s recording 33 Divas (vol. 1), combines classic Wagner, Verdi & Puccini roles with modern American opera heroines remains the #1 Most Funded Kickstarter for a Solo Classical Artist.
A recent focus on orchestral lieder has led to performances of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen & Rückert-Lieder, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire & Gurre-Lieder, Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi & Harawi, Berg’s 7 Frühe Lieder and, most recently, Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder. She has premiered works by Anne LeBaron, Bear McCreary and Sharon Farber and collaborated with a who’s who of fantastic chamber musicians, including the Calder Quartet, composer/clarinettist Jörg Widmann, violinist Anthony Marwood, violist Roger Tapping and pianists Seth Knopp, Gil Kalish and Ashok Gupta. Her Vienna to Hollywood recital program featuring composers who fled Vienna for Los Angeles on the eve of WWII has been heard in libraries, in synagogues, and on college campuses in the United States and Europe.
On the opera stage, Melanie has appeared as the Contessa in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, as both Madame Lidoine and Mère Marie in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica. She has also been heard in concert performances of Wagner’s Die Walküre as Sieglinde and Tristan and Isolde as Isolde.
After early training in New York at the Manhattan School of Music, Melanie graduated from the University of Southern California and went on to study triple Master’s degrees at the Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria.
She can also be heard on the soundtrack of the cult television series Battlestar Galactica.