Melina Pyron

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Melina PyronMezzo-soprano Melina Pyron is a graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, training center of the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago. Ms. Pyron has performed several roles with Lyric Opera of Chicago, including the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Karolka in Jenufa, and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. With the Lyric Opera Center, she created the role of Lucy Cross in the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Chatauqua Variations in 2001. She also delighted audiences and critics alike as Rosina in excerpts from The Barber of Seville at the Grant Park Music Festival Ms. Pyron has worked extensively in the Northwest, singing Rosina in The Barber of Seville and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro with Tacoma Opera, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Washington East Opera and Nicklaus in The Tales of Hoffman with Uptown Opera of Spokane, as well as performing comprimario roles with Seattle Opera.
Other opera credits include Federica in Luisa Miller and Mercédès in Carmen with the Sarasota Opera in Florida, and L’innocente in L’Arlesiana at Alice Tully Hall with Teatro Grattacielo. Ms. Pyron’s concert performances include the Mozart Grand Mass with Sir Andrew Davis at the Blossom Festival in Cleveland, the Beethoven Choral Fantasy with James Conlon at the Ravinia Festival, Bernstein’s Songfest with Andreas Delfs and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and, most recently, the Brahms German Requiem with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra.
Also with the Missoula Symphony, she has sung the Mahler Eighth Symphony. She hasMelina Pyron appeared with the Illinois Symphony, Austria’s Brück an der Mur Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Bellevue Philharmonic, the Thalia Symphony and the Everett Symphony Orchestra. She has previously been a guest soloist for the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, the Exhibition of Catalan Masters at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Ladies’ Musical Club Recital Series in Western Washington, and the Musician’s Club of Women in Chicago. Ms. Pyron currently lives in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana, where she also keeps a voice studio.

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