Melinda HughesLyric Soprano
Talented singer, Melinda Hughes was born in London and has sung in more than 40 countries. She studied at The Maastricht Conservatory followed by a postgraduate from the Royal College of Music London then going on to complete her studies at Brussels Opera Studio.
Melinda’s previous opera roles performed have included Ciocio San in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, The Countess in the Marriage of Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte and has an extensive German Operetta repertoire having toured for three years as Andre Rieu’s soloist. She is also in demand as a recitalist and has performed at Auditorio Nacional Madrid, St Martins in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square and The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Melinda’s voice was used in the Rugby Six Nations League theme tune and was also part of Rankin & Sky Arts Street Campaign in 2011
Her Album Smoke and Noise (Nimbus) featuring songs by 1930’s composer Spolianksy and her satirical group “Kiss & Tell cabaret” received rave reviews in the UK and US. Along with opera performances and recitals, Melinda has performed her satirical cabaret with her co-writer Jeremy Limb at The Hay Literary Festival, Cadogan Hall, Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry, many private parties and has appeared with Barry Humphries on Radio 4. Melinda performed her satirical show ‘French Kiss’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013.