Eduarda Melo, Soprano – Helen Sykes Artists' Management

Eduarda Melo


Praised for “an agile voice and a sweet timbre…”


Eduarda Melo has performed major roles in the opera houses of Lisbon, Marseilles, Paris and Lille, among others.  She also gives regular concert performances in the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, and Casa da Música, Porto, in a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary works.

Read Eduarda Melo’s full biography below.

Current Highlights

Bach Magnificat, Handel Funeral Ode for Queen Anne  Gulbenkian Orchestra


Noémie Cendrillon Glyndebourne On Tour and Glyndebourne Festival


Bruckner Te Deum, Dvorak Stabat Mater  Casa da Música


“…Despina benefits from the verve and grace of Eduarda Melo, with a disarming sense of humor…”

“…Eduarda Melo completely conquered the (vocally difficult) role of Enrico…”

“…the freshness of Eduarda Melo, sublime among the youngest singers…”

“…the best performance came from the Portuguese soprano Eduarda Melo, who was an excellent interpreter of Vespina, the heroine of the opera, a kind of Despina who moves the action along amidst ever-changing disguises.”

“She is utterly charming at every moment, and the singing lesson in the second act is wonderful…perfectly in tune with the off-the-wall, comic atmosphere, and she brings freshness and lightness to the production.”

“…the soprano has an agile voice and a sweet timbre, mastering the coloraturas Norina demands.”




Eduarda Melo has performed major roles in the opera houses of Lisbon (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos), Paris (Thêatre du Châtelet), Marseilles, Lille, Caen, Massy, Monte Carlo, Montpellier, Reims, Limoges and Dijon.  In her native Portugal she gives regular concert performances in the Centro Cultural de Belém and Casa da Música, Porto.

Eduarda Melo’s roles include Corinna Il viaggio a Reims, Despina Cosi fan tutte, Norina Don Pasquale, Soeur Constance Dialogues des Carmélites, Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte, Stéphano Roméo et Juliette, Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia, Frasquita Carmen, Zemina Die Feen, Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri, Vespina L’Infedeltà delusa by Haydn, Valencienne La Veuve Joyeuse, Ruth Paint Me by Luís Tinoco, Spinalba La Spinalba (by F A de Almeida), Ascanio Lo frate ‘nnamorato (Pergolesi), Musetta La Bohème, Maria Luisa La Belle de Cadix (Francis Lopez), Elle La Voix Humaine, and Rosina in François Sivadier’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.

She has premiered several contemporary works by Portuguese composers, including Vera A Little Madness in the Spring (António Pinho Vargas), Pastora A Montanha and the Title role Rapaz de Bronze (Nuno Côrte-Real), Marcellina and Florestina Beaumarchais (Pedro Amaral), and Livro de Florbela Op. 42 by Nuno Côrte-Real with Ensemble d’Arcos.

Conductors she has worked with include Marc Minkowski, Antonello Allemandi, Martin André, Stefan Ausbury, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Laurence Cummings, Franck Ollu, Jérémie Rhorer and Michael Zilm.

Eduarda Melo’s concert repertoire includes Mozart Requiem, Poulenc Stabat Mater, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Almeida Giuditta, Alban Berg Sieben frühe Lieder, Stravinsky Pulcinella and Berio O King.  She performed a staging of Mozart Concert Arias choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and regularly collaborates with the Ludovice Ensemble and Divino Sospiro.

Eduarda Melo’s current concert engagements include Bach Magnificat and Handel Funeral Ode for Queen Anne with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and Bruckner Te Deum at Casa da Musica in Porto. 

Her future opera engagements include Noémie Cendrillon for Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne On Tour and Dvorak Stabat Mater at Casa da Musica.

Following studies at Porto’s Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) and the Opera Studio of Porto’s Casa da Música, she joined the Centre National d’Artistes Lyriques in Marseille.

This biography is not for publication. Please contact the office for an updated version.


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