Equally at home on the opera stage, in the concert hall and in clubs, soprano Melissa Fathman has performed in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Caramoor, The Joyce Theater, Joe's Pub, The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage as part of the Creative Time series, Galapagos, Sheldon Concert Hall, The Aspen Music Festival, The Banff Centre, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
Melissa's strong interest and commitment to the music of our time has led to collaborations with the electronic improvisational group First Avenue and composers Gunther Schuller, Anthony Braxton, Giles Swain, John Duffy, Bruce Adolphe and Mihoko Suzuki, directors Colin Graham and Rhoda Levine, and innovative performance artists Ann Carlson and Lee Nagrin.
A winner of the Metropolitan Opera Midwest Regional Auditions and the Aspen Music Festival's Vocal Concerto Competition, her opera credits include Don Giovanni, La finta giardiniera, Le pauvre matelot, Cendrillon, Gianni Schicchi, La Rondine, Carmen, Black Water, and the role of Ntzockie in the world premiere of Anthony Braxton's opera Trillium R: Shala Fears for the Poor.
Melissa's voice has been featured in a number of commercial recordings including a spot for Nickelodeon's "Snick" and the celestial voices in the Hayden Planetarium space show The Search for Life: Are We Alone? narrated by Harrison Ford. In addition to her performing career, Ms. Fathman's dedication to educational programming has inspired her to develop and perform in a number of projects for children for the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Bronx Zoo, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.