Colombian-American soprano Melissa Wegner (Narrator II, A Bird in Your Ear) has operatic, concert, and recital credits in the United States, Austria, and Italy. The “earthy soprano” (New York Times) was invited to perform David Bruce’s Piosenki with the critically acclaimed Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall and Skidmore College, having premiered the work through the Weill Music Institute’s 2007 Carnegie Hall Osvaldo Golijov / Dawn Upshaw Workshop for Composers and Singers series. A semifinalist in the 2007–08 Young Concert Artist International auditions, Wegner has previously won the Crane School of Music Concerto Competition. On the opera stage, she was most recently featured as Erste Zofa and The Infanta (cover) in Bard SummerScape’s production of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg. Wegner holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.


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