The Young Mezzo-Soprano, Melissa Serluco, is quickly gaining success in the New York City opera scene having recently made her debuts with New Amsterdam Opera, Bronx Opera and OperaRox Productions performing Curra (La forza del destino), Mistress Quickly cover (Sir John in Love) and Ruggiero (Alcina) respectively. This past Spring, Ms. Serluco appeared as the leading role in the American premiere of Donizetti’s unknown work, La zingara, with Amore Opera. She also performed the role of Giannetta in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with Regina Opera and was in her second production of the title role in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Breve. This fall she had a return engagement as Argilla in La Zingara with Amore Opera and was invited to make her role debut as Rosina in Un barbiere di Siviglia with Amore Opera in December.
Last season, she enjoyed her role debut as Carmen with Delaware Valley Opera as well as her international debut with New Opera Singapore, portraying the role of Public Opinion in a modernization of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Some additional past credits include Jo (Little Women), Dido (Dido & Aeneas), Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Siebel (Faust), Meg Page (Falstaff), the title role in Offenbach’s La Perichole, and Dorothée (Cendrillon).
Ms. Serluco has a strong passion for working with living composers. She was extremely excited to have the opportunity to do just that and perform some recent compositions on OperaRox’s New Works Concert this past June at the National Opera Center. She has also seen success on the concert stage; during her time in Chicago she performed the Rigoletto quartet, “Bella figlia dell’amore,” in the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra’s concert of Verdi and Wagner selections under the baton of Robert G. Hasty. Ms. Serluco received her Master of Music from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Music from Stetson University.
Ms. Serluco received her Master of Music from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Music from Stetson University.
Carmen - Carmen - August 2 & 4 2017
Opera Breve, NYC
Argilla - La Zingara
Amore Opera - October 24, 2017
Rosina - Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Amore Opera- December 23 & 29, 2017
"Melissa Serluco, Tuesday night's Argilla the gypsy has a large, even, agile mezzo, admirable fireworks for the showpieces and a take-charge stage presence. Her talents are precisely suited for the part and for any of Rossini buffo heroines." - Parterre.com
"In the title role, Mezzo-Soprano Melissa Serluco...turned in an outstanding performance. Aside from her fine vocal assets, she created the character of Argilla with such skill and charm that the surprise ending seemed quite natural." - vocedimeche.reviews