Melissa Wimbish

Actress Melissa Wimbish made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 after winning the NATS Artist Award. Career highlights include Mysteries of the Macabre with Baltimore Symphony, the role of the History Teacher in the world-premiere of Paul’s Case (Spears), Nimue in Camelot with Shakespeare Theatre Company DC, and Carmina Burana with Washington Ballet at The Kennedy Center. Her work is relentless in variety, spanning classical, contemporary, and popular styles. 

In the 2020-21 season, Melissa self-directed a groundbreaking recital film for the INVISION recital series. She sang the role of Alberto Gonzales in Melissa Dunphy’s Gonzales Cantata, Musetta in La bohème, and Pamina in The Magic Flute; all were presented digitally by InSeries Opera. This season, Melissa will make solo debuts with the Vermont Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. With contemporary opera company UrbanArias, she will perform the role of Stella Rondo in the chamber opera Why I Live at the P.O. based on the story by Eudora Wetly and composed by Stephen Eddins. She will compete at the Stockhausen Courses in Kürten this summer.

Melissa co-leads the Baroque pop duo, Outcalls, whose song “No King” was named one of Baltimore Sun’s Most Defining Songs of 2017. Outcalls was awarded a Baker Artist Award in 2021 and will release their third studio album, Greatest Hits, in spring 2022.