Mezzo-soprano Melanie Adams is a prominent member of Vancouver’s music community as a solo and ensemble performer and as a teacher.  As a soloist, her repertoire ranges from early music to world premieres of new music by prominent Canadian composers.  She has collaborated with many musical and theatrical organizations, including the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony, Fugue Theatre, Redshift Musical Society, Vancouver Pro Musica and The Opera Project.  Most notably, recently she created the dual role of “Margot/Amelia McGillen” in the world premiere of Supernatural Noir, and she created the role of “Spirit of the Maple Tree” in the world premiere of Shadow Catch. She was also the soloist in the world premiere of Nerakhoon by Howard Shore, as part of Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival.

Melanie is also very well-known as a long-time member of Vancouver’s musica intima, with whom she sang from 2000 - 2020. With this group, she toured extensively in Canada and the United States, as well as France and Ireland, and has appeared on 8 of their 10 recordings.  Since January 2012, she has also been a member of the Vancouver Cantata SingersShe is also a member of the Erato Ensemble, a group of singers and instrumentalists who perform a variety of eclectic and original works. 

Teaching is also a very important facet of Melanie’s career, and she owns and operates an active and thriving studio from her New Westminster home.  She is a Certified Teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is on the Executive Board of the Vancouver chapter.  She has also served as the NATS District Governor for the province of BC.  Melanie can be contacted at 604-617-7762, by email at, or through her website at