Melody Courage B. Music (Voice), M.P.D.
Voice, Musical Theatre, Acting
Melody Courage is a professional opera singer and voice instructor. Melody has taught students of all ages and levels preparing them for musical theatre auditions, festival competitions, and performances, for over ten years. She also teaches piano.
Melody Courage received her degree and diploma in Opera Performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music after studying music at the University of British Columbia. She has performed professionally as a coloratura soprano with Vancouver Opera since 2003, touring with their ensemble as ‘The Queen of the Night’ in an adaptation from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. Her most recent appearance was as the ‘First Lady” in VO’s production of “The Magic Flute” in 2013. Melody has performed the roles of ‘Barbarina’, in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”, ‘Donna Anna’ in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, ‘Konstanze’ in Mozart’s “Die Entführung”, ‘Fairy Godmother’ in Massenet’s “Cendrillon”, and ‘Illia’ in Mozart’s “Idomeneo”.
With a passion for her Metis heritage, Melody has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Planet Indigenous Festival. She was afforded the opportunity to blur the conventional boundaries of opera, collaborating with electric cellist, Cris Derksen, at the Ode’min Giizis Festival in Ontario. Melody has also had the privilege of working with opera legends Nico Castel, Judith Forst, Tracy Dahl, as well as Metropolitan Opera coach Carol Isaac during her career.
Melody belongs to a variety of small ensembles that continue to fuel her as an artist and singer. These include Diva’s of the Forest; Intmissimi; Spirit song native dance; and her “popera” quartet Vivace, with whom she tours internationally.
We are extremely excited to welcome Ms. Melody Courage to the Caulfield School of Dance faculty for 2015-2016.