Brisbane-based mezzo-soprano, Melissa Gregory, graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) in Performance with First Class Honours in 2013 at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Margaret Schindler. She also recently completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy.
She has performed with the Song Company, as the Mezzo-Soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Queensland Choir and Brahm’s Liebeslieder op. 52 in the Queensland Conservatorium Concert series and as Alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Noosa Chorale, Bach’s St Luke Passion and Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 589 with the Bach Society of Queensland, and Dvořák’s Mass in D with the Brisbane Chorale. Her operatic roles include the title role of Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Florence Pike in Britten’s Albert Herring. In 2017 Melissa made her Opera Queensland debut in a new production Mozart Airborne, a collaboration with Expressions Dance Company. She most recently returned from Germany, performing the role of Orlofsky in the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Program production of Die Fledermaus.
Melissa has been the winner of the Queensland Conservatorium’s 2015 Elizabeth Muir Postgraduate Prize, the Linda Edith Allen Postgraduate Prize and the Lynette Casey-Brereton award at the 2016 National Liederfest competition. She was also the runner up in the 2017 Patricia Fagan Operatic Aria competition at the Cowra Eisteddfod and a finalist in the BlueScope Wollongong Operatic Aria competition and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition.