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Melinda Benson, Mezzo-soprano

319.331.7145 melinda.benson@gmail.com


Education

Doctor of Music Arts, Voice University of Iowa July 2012
Master of Arts, Voice University of Iowa May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Music SUNY Potsdam May 2000

Professional Memberships:

National Association Teachers of Singing

Union Affiliation

AGMA

Opera Roles Performed

Show Role Company Date

Iolanthe Celia Ardensingers of Delaware 2014
Otello Emilia Opera Seabrook 2014
Rigoletto Giovanna Opera Seabrook 2013
Rigoletto Countess Ceprano Opera Seabrook 2013
Hansel and Gretel Gertrude Delaware Valley Opera 2012
The Mikado Pitti-Sing Ardensingers of Delaware 2012
Cavalleria Rusticana Lola Concert Opera Philadelphia 2011
Suor Angelica Mistress/Novices Concert Opera Philadelphia 2011
L’Italiana in Algeri Isabella Center Stage Opera 2010

Opera Chorus Experience

Philadelphia Singers

Female Chorus, The Planets, 2015

Russian Concert 2013

Opera Company of Philadelphia

Tosca 2011

Otello 2010

Competitions

Second Place Winner Austrian-American Society 2010

Concert Performances

Rigoletto Maddalena, Guilded Angel Opera, 2013

Roles Covered/Studied

Amahl and the Night Visitors The Mother Church Performance 2014
Pirates of Penzance Ruth Rose Valley Chorus 2012
Carmen Carmen Concert Performance 2009
Marriage of Figaro Cherubino University of Iowa 2009