Katharina Melnikova  Coloratura soprano


In 2016 Katharina Melnikova enjoyed great succes as ADELE in „Die Fledermaus“ s at the Teatro Verdi Trieste under the musical direction of Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti. Immediatelyafterwards she was re-engaged as QUEEN OF THE NIGHT in „Die Zauberflöte„ and in 2017 as ADELE in „Die Fledermaus“. Before, she had appeared in both roles at theBeden Theatre in Vienna. She also was DESPINA in „Così fan tutte„ at the German Opera Berlin under the renowned conductor Michael Hofstetter. This season she made her debut at the Musikverein für Steiermark, Austria, in the title role of Franz von Suppé's comic Opera „Die schöne GALATHÉE„ and sang PRINCESS FEDORA in Kálmán's operetta „The Circus Princess „ at the Operetta Summer Festival in Coburg.

Katharina started her musicaleducation as a violinist, making her degree at the Musica Academy in Molodechno. She began her singing studies in Minsk and completed them at the Music Universty in Graz with Johanna Borowska-Isser. In 2014 she was a member of the Rossini Academy at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, where she was awarded with the « Lauréat HSBC de l’Académie du Festival d’Aix ». She also was granted the Scholarship by the AIMS (American Institute of Musical Studies), where she gave several concerts and took Masterclasses with Chantal Mathias, Gabriele Lechner, Michèle Crider or Ellen Rissinger and worked with the conductors Edoardo Müller, Marius Stieghorst and Gerrit Prießnitz. In 2012 she was elected as "Young Singing Talent“ by KS Michael Schade of the Musikverein für Steiermark in the frame of Talent Contest AMABILE.

Katherina Melnikova is also a much sought-after concert singer. She performed as a soloist with the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra, the Con Fuoco Chamber Orechestra and the Bochum Symphonic Orchestra. In 2016 she was engaged to sing a Rossini-Concert - Program at the Festival in Aix-en Provence and in summer 2017 she sang the FAIRY in " Cendrillon“ at the Freiburg Theatre . In Spring 2018 she appeared as the FIRST FLOWER MAIDEN at the Opéra de la Bastille in Paris.

In July 2018 she made her debut with the Bochum Symphonic Orchestra singing both arias of CONSTANZE (Entführung aus dem Serail) in concerts and with Oksana Lyniv she sang an opera gala concert with the German Broadcasting Philharmonic Orchestra . In summer she debuted as GILDA in „Rigoletto“ at the the Wernigeröder Castle Festival.

In the season 2018/2019 she is JADJA in Joseph Beer's „Polnish Wedding“.


Oper Graz – Polnische Hochzeit - JADJA
Katharina Melnikova from the Graz Opera Studio played the first performances. She entirely convinced with her brilliant soprano voice and her assured acting work. Any opera house should be happy to have such a wonderful alternative cast.
Der Neue Merker 02/19 – Walter Nowotny
Played by Katarina Melnikova with a light soprano voice.
Kleine Zeitung
The soprano Katharina Melnikova is a likeable young bride, who lacks experience but who has potential.
Online Merker
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – GILDA
…while Katharina Melnikova with her sparkling coloraturas vanishes with her head held high into another world.
Joachim Lang Orpheus 05/2018 – Sept./Okt
Theater Freiburg – Cendrillon - FAIRY
Gentle, dandling sounds everywhere and a few will-o‘-the wisps, as the fairy, who straightens everything, starts her sweet twittering. Katharina Melnikova does so with a masterly perfection.
Badische Zeitung
Sommerarena Baden – Die Fledermaus – ADELE
Chilly coquettish and with strong Heights, Katharina Melnikova sings Adele.
Kronenzeitung – Stefan Musil
Vocally everyone was convining. Above all the parlour maid Adele (Katharina Melnikova) surprises with amazing heights, which make us almost fear the glass roof will burst. …
Badener Zeitung
Katharina Melnikova as Adele sang very impactfull. Her peaks were extremely secure and precise. Tthe mischievous side of the role also got its due.
Online Merker
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – GILDA
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – GILDA
Stadttheater Baden - Die Zauberflöte – KÖNIGIN DER NACHT
Sommerarena Baden – Die Fledermaus – ADELE