Mellissa Hughes

Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; 7th Ave. and 57th St., NYC

Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm

$39/$50 ($31/$40 with SONiCPass)

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Most recently hailed as "A versatile soprano who excels in both standard classical repertory and modern works" (New York Times) of her leading role in Matt Mark's electronic opera, The Little Death: Vol. 1, Soprano Mellissa Hughes enjoys a busy career in both contemporary and early music. Performances this season include concerts in Moscow with the Mark Morris Dance Group, soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, a recording with Cantelope, Alarm Will Sound, and Louis Andriessen's De Staat under the baton of John Adams. A dedicated interpreter of living composers, Ms. Hughes has worked closely with Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Steve Reich, Neil Rolnick, and has premiered works by Caleb Burhans, Missy Mazzoli, Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Matt Marks, and Frederick Rzewski. Recently, Mellissa was invited to be an artist in the Carnegie Hall Dawn Upshaw and Donnacha Dennehy Professional Training Workshop. In the classical concert hall she has performed Mozart's Vespers and Requiem under the baton of Sir Neville Marinner, Handel's Dixit Dominus with Sir David Willcocks, and the role of Dido under the direction of Andrew Lawrence King. Future engagements include Reich's Music for 18, Proverbs, andTehillum with SIGNAL, Sheltera video opera by Bang on a Can composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang. Ms. Hughes has recorded for Nonesuch, Cantelope, and Naxos Records, and performs regularly with ensembles Alarm Will Sound, The Wordless Music Series, Clarion Music Society, Newspeak, Vox Vocal Ensemble, SIGNAL, The Long Count, and Trinity Wall Street. Ms. Hughes holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, Princeton University, and Yale University.