2013-2014 Season

Nashville Opera
Opera: Opera on the Mountain Concert
Location: Dyer Observatory
Dates: June 15, 2013

Connecticut Concert Opera
Role:  Nedda
Opera: I Pagliacci
Dates: November 1 & 3, 2013

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
Role:  Micaela
Opera: Carmen
Dates: January 17 & 19, 2014

Lyric Opera of Virginia
Role:  Mimi
Opera:La Boheme 
Dates:  March 14,15, &16, 2014

National Chorale 
Performing: Beethoven Symphony no.9 
Location: Avery Fisher Hall
Dates:  April 4, 2014


2012-2013 Season

The Atlanta Opera
Role: Micaela
Opera: Carmen
Dates: November 10, 13, 16, & 18, 2012

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Concert: Dr. Kevin Chance, Pianist
Date: March 9, 2013

Opera Company of Middlebury
Role: Thais
Opera: Thais
Dates: June 8, 10, 14 & 16, 2012

Professional Training Workshop: Masterclass with Renée Fleming
Location: Zankel Hall
Dates: January 16-20, 2012

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-"Soprano Melissa Shippen and tenor Matthew Garrett are the appealing and lyrical romantic leads, Marenka, the bride, and Jenik, the ostensible barterer. Shippen’s heroine is aptly feisty when crossed, but delighted to pull the wool over the eyes of silly Vasek (Jeremy Little). She has a strong enough instrument to carry off this spinto part, complete with dramatic, disillusioned aria, “How dark the day” (“Ten lásky sen”). The three soprano-tenor collaborations, Shippen’s early love duet and later angry, fiercely Slavic exchange with Garrett’s Jenik and the comic encounter with his half-brother and putative rival, Little’s Vasek, are among the performance’s highlights." ~ 2005, Bruce Michael-Gelbert