MELANIE RUSSELL

MELANIE RUSSELL

 

Melanie Russell has performed and recorded with premier ensembles in the U.S., including the Grammy-nominated choirs Trinity Wall Street and Seraphic Fire, and Grammy-winners Conspirare and The Rolling Stones. Solo engagements in opera, musical theater, and concert repertoire have taken her from her hometown of New Orleans to New York City, and all over the world with Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach. Recent solo highlights include Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Monmouth, NJ), Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (Bach Collegium San Diego), new works with the Dogs of Desire (Albany Symphony), scenes from Lisa Bielawa's Vireo (The Stone NYC), and an abridged version of The Magic Flute (Queen of the Night/ Papagena) with ACO’s "Classical Music for Kids" outreach program (NYC). She is a graduate of Yale University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Centenary College of Louisiana.