Heidi Melton is a young American dramatic soprano who has been called “the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson” (La Presse).
In the 2017/2018 season, Heidi made her role debut as Brünnhilde in a new production of Götterdämmerung at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe followed by performances of the complete Ring Cycle later in the spring. Ms. Melton also returned to the New York Philharmonic as Sieglinde in Act 1 of Die Walküre and to the Dallas Symphony as Brünnhilde in a complete concert performance of Die Walküre, both conducted by Jaap van Zweden. She sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Tonkünstler Orchester and Andres Orozco-Estrada in Vienna, and in New York City, she gave a recital for the George London Foundation at the Morgan Library.
Heidi has performed on the stages of Bayreuth, the Mariinsky Theater, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Oper Frankfurt, Palau des Arts, Carnegie Hall, English National Opera, and Opera National de Bordeaux, and with the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, BBC Proms, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Tonkünstler Orchester, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Vail Music Festival.
She has recorded Die Walküre and Siegfried with the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden and has a forthcoming recording of Tristan and Isolde with the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Heidi is a very proud Auntie, loves travel, cold weather and air conditioning, rainy days, coffee, fizzy beverages, baking, pajamas and crafternoons.