Melissa Gerstein, Mezzo Soprano
Melissa Gerstein has gained considerable notice in the New York City music scene. Recent New York appearances include Meg Page in Falstaff and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, both with the famed Amato Opera. A New York Sun review stated: “Melissa Gerstein was a versatile Dorabella, putting her all into ‘Smanie implacabili,’ an aria just a little too tragic for us not to hear the cackle of Mozart in the background.”
Her background includes training and performance at the American Singers’ Opera Project in New York City, Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice in France, University of Miami’s Summer in Salzburg and the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Italy.
Ms Gerstein has also performed with such opera groups as the Dell’arte Opera Ensemble, the Little Opera Company of New York, Chelsea Opera, and One World Symphony Orchestra. Some of her operatic credits include, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, and Siebel in Romeo et Juliette, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel and Auntie in Peter Grimes.
Ms. Gerstein is currently the publicity director for the Voices of Women and the Art Song Preservation Society. She also assists as a public relations consultant for Make Music New York. Previously she served as the Publicity Director on the Amore Opera Board of Directors. Ms. Gerstein resides in New York.