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MELISSA SONDHI, Soprano

 

Upcoming Events

 

2/11, 2/12, 2/16,

2/19, 2/24, 2/26

Nannetta (cover)

Falstaff

Opera San José

Musetta

10/3/

- 12/9

La bohème

San Francisco Opera Guild

About the Artist

Praised for her "charm" (San Francisco Chronicle-Datebook) and "effortless performance" (Opera Tattler), Indian-American soprano Melissa Sondhi is an opera singer on the rise. In the 2022-2023 season, she will make her San Francisco Opera Guild debut singing the role of Musetta in La bohème. She will also be returning to Opera San José to sing the role of Barbarina and cover the role of Susanna in their production of Le nozze di Figaro, as well as cover the role of Nannetta in their production of Falstaff. She will then return to Pocket Opera to sing the role of Adele in their production of Die Fledermaus. In the 2021-2022 season, Melissa sang the role of Iza in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein with Pocket Opera, and also made her principle role debut with Opera San José singing First Witch in Dido and Aeneas. In the 2020-2021 season, she sang the role of Angelina in Lyric Theatre of San José's production of Trial by Jury. In the 2019-2020 season, she covered the roles of Ida in Opera San José's productions of Die Fledermaus and the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. She also performed the roles of Le feu and Le rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges with Air Opera Collective. In the 2018-2019 season, she was seen as Giannetta in The Elixir of Love with Pocket Opera, Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, and Fiametta in The Gondoliers with Lamplighters Music Theatre. ​

In 2021, Melissa was a semifinalist in the Orpheus Vocal Competition, and in 2017, she was a finalist at the East Bay Opera League’s Young Artists Scholarship Awards Competition. In both 2014 and 2016, she was an Apprentice Artist with the Miami Music Festival where she was seen as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and La princesse in L’enfant et les sortilèges

Other role engagements have included the title role of Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Parasha in Mavra, Maria Bertram in the West Coast premiere of Mansfield Park, and Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking. Melissa holds a BM from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (2015), and an MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (2017). She is a student of Jane Randolph.

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La Princesse in Ravel's "L'enfant et les sortiléges", Miami Summer Music Festival, 2016
Ida in Die Fledermaus
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Edith in "The Pirates of Penzance", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
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Fiametta in "The Gondoliers", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
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La Princesse in Ravel's "L'enfant et les sortiléges", Miami Summer Music Festival, 2016
Edith in "The Pirates of Penzance", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
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Maria Bertram in the West Coast Premiere of Dove's "Mansfield Park", San Francisco Conservatory of M
Edith in "The Pirates of Penzance", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
Aria Night at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Music Festival 2016
Fiametta in "The Gondoliers", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
Edith in "The Pirates of Penzance", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
Papagena in "Die Zauberflöte", Miami Summer Music Festival, 2014
Edith in "The Pirates of Penzance", Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2018
 

Recordings coming soon