Melanie Henley Heyn

Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano (Abrahamsville, PA), performs opera, concert, and folk music. Her 33 divas recording project combining classic Wagner, Verdi & Puccini roles with modern American opera heroines remains the #1 Most Funded Kickstarter for a Solo Classical Artist. Her lieder performances include Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Rückert-Lieder, Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Gurre-Lieder, Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi & Harawi, Berg’s 7 Frühe Lieder, and, most recently, Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder. Melanie has premiered works by Anne LeBaron, Bear McCreary, and Sharon Farber. Her Vienna to Hollywood recital program featuring Jewish composers who fled Vienna for Los Angeles on the eve of WWII has been heard in libraries, in synagogues, and on college campuses in the United States and Europe. After early training in New York at the Manhattan School of Music, Melanie graduated from the University of Southern California and pursued triple Master’s degrees at the Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria. She can be heard on the soundtrack of the television series Battlestar Galactica. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2017)