Melanie Henley Heyn

Melanie Henley Heyn, soprano (Abrahamsville, PA), sings a wide repertoire of music spanning the opera, concert, and folk worlds, with recent seasons including debuts as Salome, Brünnhilde and Magda Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Consul”. 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. A career-long focus on orchestral lieder has led to performances of 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”, Wagner’s “Wesendonck-Lieder”, and Strauss’ “Four Last Songs”. 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 also be heard on the soundtrack of the cult television series Battlestar Galactica. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2017-2018)