Melissa is a Brisbane based mezzo-soprano who graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) in Performance with First Class Honours in 2013 at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Melissa has performed as a soloist with Opera Queensland, the Song Company, Voci Stupende, the Queensland Choir, the Noosa Chorale, Sunshine Coast Chorale Society and the Bach Society of Queensland.
In July 2018, Melissa travelled to Germany to perform the role of Orlofsky in J. Strauss’s Die Fledermaus as part of the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar Summer Programme. 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 runner up in the 2017 Patricia Fagan Operatic Aria and a finalist in the BlueScope Wollongong Operatic Aria and the RMP Aria competition.