Eduarda Melo

Recently awarded second prize in the International Singing Competition of Toulouse, Eduarda Melo initially developed her career in France and Portugal.

After graduating from Porto’s Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) and following a remarkable period of study at the Opera Studio of Porto’s Casa da Música, her international career was launched when she joined the cast at the prestigious Centre National d'Artistes Lyriques in Marseille.

Eduarda Melo’s major operatic engagements have included Corinna Il viaggio a Reims (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon); Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia (Opéra de Lille); Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri (Opéra de Marseille); Norina Don Pasquale (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); Musetta La Bohème (Saint-Céré Festival); Despina Cosi fan tutte (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos); Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte and Stéphano Romeo et Juliette (Opéra de Marseille); Frasquita Carmen (Opéra de Lille and Thêatre de Caen); Valencienne La Veuve Joyeuse (Folies d’O Festival, Montpellier); Ruth Paint Me by Luís Tinoco (Culturgest); Spinalba La Spinalba by F. A. de Almeida and Ascanio Lo frate ‘nnamorato by Pergolesi (Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB); Zemina Die Feen by Wagner (Thêatre du Châtelet, Paris); Vespina L’Infedeltà delusa by Haydn (Opéra de Monte Carlo); Maria Luisa La Belle de Cadix by Francis Lopez (Saint-Céré Festival) and Elle La Voix Humaine (Casa da Música, Porto).

She has premiered several contemporary works by Portuguese composers and has performed such roles as Vera A Little Madness in the Spring, by António Pinho Vargas; Pastora and Rapaz de Bronze in the operas A Montanha and Rapaz de Bronze, by Nuno Côrte-Real and, more recently, in a performance of Livro de Florbela op. 42 by Nuno Côrte-Real with Ensemble d’Arcos.

Eduarda Melo’s major concert engagements include performance of Mozart’s Requiem, Poulenc Stabat Mater, Brahms Ein deutches Requiem, Almeida Giuditta, Alban Berg Sieben frühe Lieder, Stravinsky Pulcinella and Berio O King.

She recently worked with the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in a staging of Mozart Concert Arias. Other recent engagements include a tour of Jean François Sivadier’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Caen, Reims, Limoges and Dijon’s Opera houses.

Conductors she has worked with include Marc Minkowski, Antonello Allemandi, Martin André, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Laurence Cummings, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Stefan Ausbury, Franck Ollu, Jérémie Rhorer and Michael Zilm.

She regularly collaborates with the Ludovice Ensemble and Divino Sospiro.

She recently performed Despina Così fan tutte (Opéra de Rouen).  Her future commitments include Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri (Opéra de Massy), and Soeur Constance Dialogues des Carmelites (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon).

January 2017

Eduara Melo