In 1985, as a member of the Opernstudio Zürich, Ms. Melnick made her debut at the Zürich Opera under Nello Santi
and that same year won a solo contract at the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrucken, Germany.
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Voice Area website: www.umass.edu/voice
VOICE; SENIOR LECTURER
Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Melnick, Senior Lecturer in Voice, has been on the faculty since 1999.
She spent many years
singing opera, oratorio and recitals in Europe. Her leading roles include: Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Cinderella in Cenerentola, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, and
Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Melnick has taught at Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges and is currently
also on the faculty of the Hartt School in Hartford, CT. She has a Masters in Music from the Juilliard School.