Melanie is thrilled to be returning to Opera on the Avalon, having most recently appeared as Jack’s Mother their 2017 production of Into the Woods, and as an Ensemble member in their 2016 world premiere of Ours. Melanie received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University, and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory. Prior to moving back home in 2010, she performed with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus and was teaching and performing in South Florida. Additional local performance credits include: Helen (Fun Home, Best Kind Productions), Sister Mary Patrick (Sister Act, Atlantic Light Theatre), and Grace (Annie, Theatre St. John’s). Melanie takes great joy in teaching her private voice studio, and in adjudicating at musical festivals across the province. Melanie is also a Vocal Facilitator for Festival 500’s program, So You Always Wanted to Sing. Her most cherished role is “Mama” to her three children.