On 16 September 2021, Georgina Melville will sing Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Internationale Gluck Opern-Festspiele, followed by her delayed Mozartwoche Salzburg debut als Elisa in Mozart’s Il re pastore on 4 February 2022. In June 2021 she returned to Bayerische Staatsoper, where she hd sung her first performance in 2020. During the 2019/2020 season, she also 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 – for which she will return in 2022.
Georgina Melville, who was born in Barbados and holds also British passport, is a member of Staatstheater Cottbus. 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 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. In 2019, she made her debut at Semperoper Dresden in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski.
As a concert soloist, the coloratura soprano has performed Bach’s St. John’s 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-Korsakov’s The Rose and the Nightingale, Strauß’ Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer, Wagenseil’s La redenzione and Zemlinsky’s Walzer-Gesänge. During the 2020/2021 season, she was to have made her debuts with Sinfonieorchester Basel and Mozarteumorchester Salzburg – both canceled due to Covid-19.
Georgina Melville has worked with directors including Robert Carsen, Stefan Herheim and Leonard Prinsloo and performed under the baton of conductors including Bertrand de Billy, Konrad Junghänel, Dmitri Jurowski, Ainārs Rubiķis and Mario Venzago and with orchestras including Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatskapelle Dresden.
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