The Swiss soprano discovered her passion for singing and opera at the Theater St. Gallen while participating as a member of the opera chorus 1997-2002. In 1999 she commenced a degree in vocal arts at the Zurich University of the Arts with Lina Maria Akerlund.
Mélanie Adami gave her debut as Frasquita (Carmen) at the Lucerne Theater in 2002 and subsequently performed the roles of „Un plaisir“ und „Une bergère“ (Armide). As a member of the ensemble in 2003/04 she had the opportunity of participating in five further productions, including as Oscar (Un ballo in Maschera) and Papagena (Zauberflöte).
In 2003 Mélanie Adami was a recipient of the Studienpreis des Migros-Genossenschafts-Bundes and the Ernst Göhner Stiftung. In the same year she participated at the international competition at the Schlossoper Haldenstein where she sang under the baton of Marcus Bosch.
Mélanie Adami graduated with a Master in Performing Arts (Opera) from the Zurich University of the Arts in June 2004. From 2005 to 2011 she performed in various musical settings, including a collaboration with the Swiss beatboxer Steff la Cheff and the Berne Ballet Dance company in "And Our Faces Vanish" (Dave Maric) at the Theater Bern.
She is currently a regular performer at the Theater Arth, having performed the roles of Metella (La vie Parisienne), Hanna Glawari (Die lustige Witwe), Steffi Oberfeldner (Saison in Salzburg) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus).
In 2012 she sang the role of Fiametta (Boccaccio) in Hombrechtikon.
She received notable inputs from Inva Mula, David Maze, Peter Rasky, Erich Holliger, Heidi Wölnerhanssen, Jean Grädel.