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Photo: Robert Jones 2016

Melanie Lodge

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, German

Opera

Zweite Knappe
Parsifal (Wagner)
Saffron Opera
2018
Zweite Blummenmädchen, Erste Gruppe
Parsifal (Wagner)
Saffron Opera
2018
2nd Norn
Götterdämmerung (Wagner)
Saffron Opera
2017
Wellgunde
Götterdämmerung (Wagner)
Saffron Opera
2017
Cherubino
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Opera Brava
2017
Ms Bluff
The Impressario (Mozart)
Opera Brava
2017
Ms Bluff
The Impressario (Mozart)
Opera Brava
2017
Emilia
Otello (Verdi)
Aylesbury Opera
2017
Waltraute
Die Walküre (Wagner)
Saffron Opera
2016
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
English Pocket Opera
2016
Mother
The Doll Behind the Curtain (Tarfreshipour)
Tete a Tete Festival
2015
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
New Cornwall Opera
2015
Beggar
Moses und Aron (Schoenberg)
Welsh National Opera
2014
Rosina
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Heritage Opera
2014
Amneris
Aida (Verdi)
Kentish Opera
2013
Roro
La Rondine (Puccini)
Go Opera / Opera de Peroni
2013
Despina
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Opera UK, Charles Court Opera
2013
La Zelatrice
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Fulham Opera
2012
3te Blumenmädchen
Parsifal (Wagner)
Fulham Opera & Piggot's
2010
Rosina
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Surrey Opera
2009
Mercedes
Carmen (Bizet)
Opera Loki
2009
Madam Popova
The Bear (Walton)
Mahogany Opera
2008
Marthe
Faust (Gounod)
Opera South
2006
Modestina
Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini)
Wexford Festival Opera
2006
Une Marchande
Carmen (Bizet)
Scottish Opera
2006
Filipyevna
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
BCO
2006

Operetta/G&S

Leila
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Tarantara Productions
2017
Dowager
The Dowager's Oyster (Louis Mander)
Grimebourne Opera
2016
Leila
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Tarantara Productions
2016
Giullia
The Gondoliers (Sullivan)
The G & S Opera Company
2012
Kate
The Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan)
The G & S Opera company
2011
Phoebe
The Yeomen of the Guard (Sullivan)
St Alban's Chamber Opera
2011
Daphne
Thespis (Sullivan)
Normansfield Theatre
2008
Olga
The Merry Widow (Lehár)
Opera Uk
2008
Iolanthe
Iolanthe (Sullivan)
Carl Rosa Opera
2008
Peep-Bo
The Mikado (Sullivan)
Surrey Opera
2007

Musical Theatre

Elf
Jack Frost's Christmas Adventure (Jeff Moore)
St. John's Smith Square
2012
Fasoult
For the Love of Undine (Poulton)
Oops for Theatre
2012
Beggar Woman
Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)
Millrace Productions
2006

Chorus

Chorus
Tosca (Puccini)
English National Opera
2016
Chorus
The Force of Destiny (Verdi)
English National Opera
2015
Chorus
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Wagner)
English National Opera
2015
Chorus
The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
English National Opera
2015
Chorus
Otello (Verdi)
English National Opera
2014
Chorus
Peter Grimes (Britten)
English National Opera
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Angel
The Dream of Gerontius (Elgar)
Filarmonica Moldova
2018
Alto soloist
St. John Passion (Bach)
Skipton Camerata
2015
Alto soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Cantus Choir
2011
Alto soloist
Stabat Mater (Dvořák)
Wymondham Choral Society
2011
Alto soloist
Requiem (Verdi)
Croydon Bach Choir
2010

Discography

Chorus
Macbeth (Verdi)
Chandos/English National Opera
2014
Ensemble
Dr Dee (Albarn)
EMI
2011

Other

Ensemble
The Riot Club (Unknown arrangement)
Universal Studios
2013

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

07 You'll never walk alone

Carmen

Carmen, The Minack Theatre

Carmen, The Minack Theatre, 2015

Daphne, Thespis

Melanie Lodge

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Mercedes, Carmen

Rosina, The Barber of Seville, Heritage Opera

"...and I hope Melanie Lodge's decisive Waltraute makes an appearance in Götterdämmerung." Peter Reed, Opera Magazine (2016)

"However, the arrival of eight Valkyries – whose singing I have rarely heard bettered anywhere I have heard Die Walküre – brought renewed energy to a performance which had not reached the heights of Saffron Opera Group’s previous Wagner, at least for me. Individually and in ensemble, each one managed her part admirably, and this was an – all-too-rare – octet who were capable of consistently beautiful sounds, even if one or two seemed to be auditioning for bigger parts with Saffron Opera Group and elsewhere." Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International. Waltraute, Die Walküre, Saffron Opera (2016)

"Quite how talented a comedian Lodge is came across after the Dowager's death when Lodge reappeared as a silent, and very funny policeman." Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill. The Policeman, The Dowager's Oyster, Belsize Opera (2016)

'Melanie Lodge's comical performance as the sour faced Dowager is definitely one highlight of the show.' Carolin Kopplin, Uk Theatre Net. The Dowager, The Dowager's Oyster, Belsize Opera (2016)

“In particular, Cliff Zammit Stevens who plays Beppe, and Melanie Lodge seem completely at one with their instruments. I relax and let their voices infiltrate the room. I feel nourished, in more than simply a cultural sense.” Carla Turner, A younger Theatre (2013)

“Perfect as Rosina was the attractive Melanie Lodge with her striking luminous eyes. She was captivating throughout, sketching a suitably vulnerable character using the purity of her mezzo-soprano voice to entrancing effect.” Michael Cookson, Seen & Heard International (2013)

Opera Works
English National Opera
Performers Licentiate Diploma, merit
Welsh College of Music and Drama

Melanie Lodge- mezzo soprano

Melanie studied at the RWCMD and has worked with many companies including ENO, WNO, Scottish Opera and Wexford Festival Opera. Recently she made her Romanian debut performing Angel in The Dream of Gerontius with the Filarmonica Moldova Iaşi.

Recent roles include Emilia Otello, Waltraute Die Walküre, Carmen and Mercedes Carmen, Leila Iolanthe, Rosina The Barber of Seville, Kate The Pirates of Penzance, La Zelatrice Suor Angelica, Dritte Blumenmädchen Parsifal, Phoebe Yeomen of the Guard, Daphne Thespis, Pitti-Sing The Mikado, Beggar Woman Sweeney Todd, Olga The Merry Widow and Marthe Faust.

Roles created include The Dowager The Dowager’s Oyster (Grimebourne), Mother The Doll Behind the Curtain (Tête à Tête) and Elf Jack Frost (Saint John’s Smith Square).

Future work includes Zweite Knappe and Zweite Blummenmädchen Parsifal (Saffron Opera).

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