Melynda Davis, soprano, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with a Bachelor in Vocal Performance and Education and completed her Master of Music in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA in 2003, under the direction of Ms. Donna Roll. She has performed the role of ‘Dido’ from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Harvard Early Music Society and participated in Operafest Boston in 2000 and 2001 and the Lake Placid Institute in 2002. She also placed Second in Boston’s Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition in 2002.
Melynda performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra in their Holiday Chorus in 2002 and 2003 and with the choruses of Opera Providence in their production of Tosca and Opera Boston in Luisa Miller. She has been a soloist with the Providence Singers and the Junior Providence Singers and on the faculty at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School and Roger Williams University. Currently a student of Maria Spacagna, Melynda won First Place in the 2005 Rhode Island NATS Competition.