Third Norn/Gutrune in Götterdämmerung.
About the Artist:
Dramatic soprano Heidi Melton is making her HGO debut. Her engagements for the 2016–17 season include her role debut as Brünnhilde in new productions of Die Walküre and Siegfried, both at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe; her debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic in Ligeti’s Le grand macabre under Simon Rattle; a return to the Hong Kong Philharmonic in concert performances of Siegfried, which will be recorded on Naxos; and Quad City Symphony for Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Isolde’s Liebestod. She recently debuted with the Vienna Philharmonic singing Brünnhilde’s immolation scene from Götterdämmerung under the baton of Valery Gergiev, in both Vienna at the Musikverein and in New York at Carnegie Hall. She made her New York Philharmonic debut with Alan Gilbert in Strauss lieder and Act III of Die Walküre as Brünnhilde. For the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden, she sang Sieglinde in complete concert performances of Die Walküre (also recorded on Naxos). She returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Venus/Elisabeth in Tannhäuser with Donald Runnicles, as well as to Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe for her first Isolde in a new Christopher Alden production of Tristan und Isolde conducted by Justin Brown. She debuted at the English National Opera in Tristan and Isolde conducted by Edward Gardner.