Georgina Melville made her debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – and returned for several other productions. In the 2022/23 season, the coloratura soprano will sing Elisa in Mozart’s Il re pastore accompanied by L’Arpeggiata in at Mozartfest Salzburg and make her first appearance in a new production at Opernhaus Zürich. In 2021 she returned to Bayerische Staatsoper, where she first appeared in 2020, and has sung Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the International Gluck Festival in September 2021. During the summer of 2022, Georgina Melville is covering Morgana in a new production of Handel’s Alcina at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and will make her debut at KlangVokal Musikfestival Dortmund.
At Komische Oper Berlin, Georgina Melville performed Iris in Handel‘s Semele and La Princesse, Le Feu and Le Rossignol in Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les sortilèges and also created the role of Jim Knopf in the world premiere of Kats-Chernin‘s Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer. The coloratura soprano made her debut at Semperoper Dresden in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski in 2019. She 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, Mme Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor. She with directors including Robert Carsen, Christian von Götz, Stefan Herheim, Barrie Kosky and Leonard Prinsloo.
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, born in Barbados and holder of a British passport, has worked conductors including Bertrand de Billy, Daniel Carter, Michael Hofstetter, Konrad Junghänel, Dmitri Jurowski, Ivan Repušic, Ainārs Rubiķis, Jordan de Souza and Mario Venzago with orchestras such as Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Händelfestspielorchester Halle and Staatskapelle Dresden.
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