Melissa Jean Chávez, soprano

"Cooly exemplary production" - Washington Post

"Vocal Excellence" - DC Metro Arts

"Chill Inducing" - DC Theatre Scene


Melissa Jean Chávez has been acclaimed by the Washington Post for her “voluptuous voice” and “cooly exemplary production”. Recents productions include Carmen (Micaela), Cendrillon (Marie), La Boheme (Mimi),  Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), La Boheme (Mimi), Cendrillon (Marie), Tragedy of Madame Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), In Series Operetta Holiday and Strauss Vier Lezte Lieder.  

Recent review highlights include acclaim for her portrayal of Fiordiligi in Nick Olcott's adaptation of Cosi fan tutte,  and as Laurie in the In Series's production of The Tender Land. 

"Soprano Melissa Chavez was a winning and sympathetic Florrie [Fiordiligi]. Teetering on the edge of sophistication, her Ohio-ness wins out when it matters and her struggles with her virtue come across as quite real." - Washington Post

"Soprano Melissa Chávez captured [Laurie's] emotional volubility, her transparent tone and bell-like high notes powering the character’s hopeful first aria and the transports of her love."  - Washington Post 

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Updated 5.28.21