Melissa Wimbish

Melissa Wimbish, soprano (Baltimore, MD) is a soprano, songwriter, and bandleader. She made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut after winning the NATS Artist Award Grand Prize for excellence in art song and operatic performance. She created the role of Josephine Baker in the critically-acclaimed world-premiere of “Josephine” by Tom Cipullo. Her career solo highlights include Bernstein’s “MASS” with the National Symphony, Ligeti’s “Mysteries of the Macabre” with Baltimore Symphony, Nimue in Shakespeare Theatre’s “Camelot”, “Carmina Burana” with Washington Ballet, a staged Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” with The 13 Ensemble, and a self-directed recital film for the INVISION recital series. In the 2022-23 season, Melissa made her solo debut in the “St. John Passion” with Bach in Baltimore and debuted the role of Stella-Rondo for the world-premiere of “Why I Live at the P.O.” with UrbanArias. She made her National Sawdust debut in Britten’s “Les Illuminations” at the 2022 ChamberQUEER Festival. Melissa is a frontwoman of Outcalls, who released their third studio album in 2022.