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.
Since her studies, she has been engaged for various projects, concerts and performance, including with the Faust Quartet, Vovka Ashkenasy, Tatana, Steff la Cheff (Stadttheater Bern), Jugendmusik Kreuzlingen (SRF Kampf der Orchester). Between 2009 and 2015 Mélanie Adami was on stage at the Theater Arth Saffi "Zigeunerbaron", Hanna Glawari "Die lustige Witwe", Steffi Oberfeldner "Saison in Salzburg" and Rosalinde "Die Fledermaus" in more than 140 performances.
In concert, Mélanie Adami can be heard in the great works of the Classical and Romantic periods as well as in chamber music literature. In 2020, she created the chamber concert series SonntagsKonzert in Winterthur and shapes the program as artistic director. Mélanie Adami discovered the song compositions of her great-grandfather Willy Heinz Müller in winter 2020. In spring 2023 they will be recorded together with baritone Äneas Humm and pianist Judit Polgar.
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