Melissa Heath

Faculty Member

Melissa Heath

Biography

Soprano Melissa Heath enjoys a varied career of opera, concert and recital work. Hailed as a "soaring, sparkling soprano" with "vivacious stage presence", recent opera roles include Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Micaela in Bizet's Carmen. Recent concert work includes Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and both Mozart's Requiem and Mass in c minor with the Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square, Handel's Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and both Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate and Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with Sinfonia Salt Lake. With Utah Symphony, Ms. Heath has performed both Nielsen's Symphony no. 3 and Handel's Messiah. In November 2017 she was the soprano soloist with Ballet West in choreographer Nicolo Fonte's world premiere of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. In 2018 Ms. Heath had the pleasure of singing songs of Messiaen and Schubert on NOVA Chamber Music Series' season finale concert, and performed recitals in Seattle and New York. In 2019 she sang the role of The Water in Utah Opera's Production of The Little Prince, Mahler's Symphony no. 2 with Salt Lake Symphony, and performed with Utah Symphony in their Deer Valley Concert Series. In 2020, she will appear with Utah Chamber Artists, Brigham Young University choirs and orchestra, and again with both Ballet West and the Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra. Ms. Heath was a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, and was a two-time regional finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing's biennial art song competition.

Teaching

MUSC 450R

Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors, Fall 2021

MUSC 251R

Performance Class, Fall 2021

MUSC 251R

Performance Class, Fall 2021

MUSC 451R

Performance Class, Fall 2021

MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors, Fall 2021

MUSC 455R

Private Lessons for Music Performance Majors, Fall 2021

MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I, Fall 2021

MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I, Fall 2021

MUSC 245R

Private Lessons II, Fall 2021

MUSC 245R

Private Lessons II, Fall 2021

MUSC 3005

Vocal Literature I, Fall 2021

MUSC 1010

Introduction to Music FF, Summer 2021

MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I, Summer 2021

MUSC 245R

Private Lessons II, Summer 2021

MUSC 450R

Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors, Spring 2021

MUSC 2002

Diction for Singers II, Spring 2021

MUSC 251R

Performance Class, Spring 2021

MUSC 251R

Performance Class, Spring 2021

MUSC 451R

Performance Class, Spring 2021

MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors, Spring 2021

MUSC 455R

Private Lessons for Music Performance Majors, Spring 2021

MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I, Spring 2021

MUSC 145R

Private Lessons I, Spring 2021

MUSC 245R

Private Lessons II, Spring 2021

MUSC 245R

Private Lessons II, Spring 2021

MUSC 3006

Vocal Literature II, Spring 2021