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Heidi Melton


American dramatic soprano Heidi Melton has been called “the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson” (La Presse), a voice that is “big, gleaming and tonally resplendent” (San Francisco Chronicle). She opens the 2023-24 season with a debut at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for concert performances of Cavalleria rusticana (Santuzza) conducted by James Gaffigan. Other season highlights include a debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in Schoenberg's Erwartung and a return to Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts).

Last season she debuted at Seattle Opera in Tristan und Isolde (Isolde). On the concert stage, she debuted with Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya in Vier letze Lieder, New World Symphony for a program of Wagner selections, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic for Beethoven’s Egmont. Heidi returned to the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for Le grand macabre (Mescalina) followed by a return to Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for Act II of Tristan und Isolde with Karina Canellakis.