Georgina Melville will make her debuts at Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021, singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Mozartwoche Salzburg on 4 February 2022, as Elisa in Mozart’s Il re pastore. In June 2021 she returned to Bayerische Staatsoper, where she first appeared in September 2020. The coloratura soprano made her debut at Semperoper Dresden in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski in 2019 and has sung Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the International Gluck Festival in September 2021.
During the 2019/20 season, Georgina Melville appeared at Komische Oper Berlin, where she performed Iris in Handel‘s Semele and created the role of Jim Knopf in the world premiere of Kats-Chernin‘s Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer, which she will repeat in 2022. Born in Barbados and holder of a British passport, the coloratura soprano was a member of Staatstheater Cottbus during the 2020/21 season. Her operatic repertoire includes Asteria in Handel‘s Tamerlano, Flaminia in Haydn‘s Il mondo della luna, La Fée in Massenet‘s Cendrillon, the Mozart roles of Mme Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Héloïse in Offenbach‘s Barbe-bleue, Princesse Nicolette in Prokofiev‘s L’Amour des trois oranges and La Princesse, Le Feu and Le Rossignol in Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les sortilèges.
As a concert soloist, Georgina Melville has performed Bach’s St John Passion, Barber’s Four Songs, Delibes‘ Les Filles de Cadix, Fauré‘s Requiem, Graun’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Battle of the Nile, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate and Laudate Dominum, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rimsky-Korskov’s The Rose and the Nightingale, Strauß’ Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer and Zimmlinsky’s Walzer-Gesänge. During the 2020/2021 season, she was to have made her debuts with Sinfonieorchester Basel and Mozarteumorchester Salzburg – both cancelled due to Covid-19.
Georgina Melville has worked with directors such as Robert Carsen, Christian von Götz, Stefan Herheim, Barrie Kosky and Leonard Prinsloo and conductors including Gabriel Feltz, Michael Hofstetter, Konrad Junghänel, Dmitri Jurowski, Ainārs Rubiķis, Jordan de Souza and Mario Venzago with orchestras such as Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Händelfestspielorchester Halle and Staatskapelle Dresden.
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