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 a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies in Opera Performance.
In 2014, she was selected as a Young Artist for the Song Company in Sydney performing at the Music at Manly festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Aurora Festival, the Moorambilla Festival and the Song Company MVIS schools shows in NSW and the ACT.
Melissa has performed as the Alto soloist in Bach’s St Luke Passion and Vivaldi’s Gloria RV 589 with the Bach Society of Queensland, Dvořák’s Mass in D with the Brisbane Chorale and was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Brahm’s Liebeslieder op. 52 and Schmitt’s Chanson à quatre voix in the Queensland Conservatorium Concert series. Her operatic roles include the title role of Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Florence Pike in Britten’s Albert Herring. In 2015, Melissa won the Elizabeth Muir Postgraduate Prize and the Linda Edith Allen Postgraduate Prize at the Queensland Conservatorium. She was also the recipient of the Lynette Casey-Brereton award at the 2016 National Liederfest.