Senior Lecturer, Voice
M.M., Eastman School of Music
B.M., Northwestern University
Mezzo-soprano, Erma Gattie Mellinger has been a principal artist with many opera companies across the United States including the Cleveland Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Dallas Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera Theater. Her roles in over thirty operas include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Ottavia in L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Preziosilla in La Forza del Destino. She has performed with Sherrill Milnes, Frederica von Stade, Mignon Dunn and James Morris.
Hailed for her, "rich, vibrant, creamy voice, " Ms. Mellinger is also at home on the concert stage appearing as soloist with many major orchestras across the nation. She is a frequent recitalist at Dartmouth, collaborating with colleagues Sally Pinkas and Gregory Hayes. In 2010 she toured Europe as soloist with the Handel Society at Dartmouth College of which she is the Vocal Coach.
Ms. Mellinger graduated with Highest Distinction (First in Class) from the Music School at Northwestern University. She received the Performer's and Opera Certificates and a Teaching Award while at the Eastman School of Music, where she received her M.M. degree and pursued doctoral courses.
Last Updated: 8/3/11