Coloratura soprano Melody Courage performs the role of the Native Girl in the November 2017 world première production of Missing, a chamber opera with libretto by Marie Clements and music by Brian Current.
Melody 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 with Vancouver Opera since 2003, touring with their ensemble as The Queen of the Night in a west coast adaptation from Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Melody has performed many roles, including First Lady in The Magic Flute, Barbarina, in Le nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Fairy Godmother in Massenet's Cendrillon, Rosalinde' in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, and Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo.
Melody was a featured soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and has also performed Messiah with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra.
With a passion for her Métis heritage, Melody has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Planet IndigenUS Festival. She was also selected to perform Bill Reid's The Spirit of Haida Gwaii for the opening of Vancouver's Inaugural Cultural Olympiad. In 2010, 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 had the privilege of working with opera legends Nico Castel, Judith Forst, and Tracy Dahl, as well as Metropolitan Opera coach Carol Isaac.