Heidi Melton is one of ours. She is a graduate of all levels of training at the San Francisco Opera and someone we have major good wishes for. It's nice to hear news about her.
What Dr. B Said. You could have heard her in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos in Bordeaux last winter. Fabulous!
She was a wonderful Gutrune (and boy that's difficult in such a dull role) at the DOB in 2009 and last month too.
Aaah thank you! I saw that she was in Bordeaux and I was even planing to go to see Ariadne but in the end I had to change plans. Even Gutrune!But Didon is such a difficult role to sing because for the most part it requires a lyric mezzo (with plenty of gravi), but in crucial moments it is a dramatic soprano role. To be able to sing both ends of the spectrum with equal brilliance it is next to a miracle today -- and that's exactly what Heidi was able to do. Unbelievable!
By the way, you're cited on the homepage of the Badisches Staatstheater with your comment to Troyens:http://www.staatstheater.karlsruhe.de/programm/presse/1157/