Melanie Duncan is a first-class Honours graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and is currently completing a Masters at Monash University on a Monash Postgraduate Scholarship. She has been a semi-finalist in several competitions, including the 1997, 1998 Marianne Mathy Awards, and the 1998 Herald Sun Aria and Australian Youth Aria.
While at the Qld Conservatorium of Music, her operatic roles included a Fairy in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream,’ Papagena in ‘The Magic Flute,’ Une pastourelle in ‘L'enfant et les sortileges’ and Monica in Menotti's ‘The Medium,’ a role she has also sung for Opera North in Mackay.
In 1996 she joined the Victoria State Opera's schools production of ‘The Bitter Curse of Baggle Crunch,’ appearing as Molly and in 1997 she was engaged as the female swing in Opera Australia's schools production of ‘Little Dream,’ appearing as Sneer, Terradile and Little Dram. She was a chorus member of Opera Australia for its Melbourne season during 1998 and again for its 1999 Melbourne season.
Her concert work includes performances as the soprano soloist in Mozart's ‘Requiem’ for Melbourne Chorale, Mozart's ‘Coronation Mass’ for Monash University, and Faure's ‘Requiem’ for Qld Conservatorium.
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Melanie Duncan blitzed the 1999 Mietta Song Recital Award, winning the Popular Choice award and the Musical Partnership with her accompanist Claire Cooper, in addition to the Award itself. This is her recital CD of 20th century American art song.