Enjoy a musical Bohemian hour on the patio May 30th at 6:00 p.m. Performance by Mezzosoprano Beatriz Meléndez and pianist Garrett Welsh.
This event is in benefit of Beatriz Meléndez to raise funds to study opera in Italy this summer 2019. Donations for musicians are welcome. See you there!
Beatriz Melendez – Mezzosoprano
currently studying her masters program at Wichita State University, Kansas USA, under the guidance of the bass baritone Alan Held. Received her degree in opera performance with the countertenor Héctor Sosa at the Escuela Superior de Música, Mexico City.
Playing in the Wichita State University the characters La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Mrs. Jones in the opera Street Scene.
She debuted internationally in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil with the opera L’enfant et les sortilèges representing the leading role.
She obtained the third place in the ” Premio de Canto del Estado de México 2017″. Awarded in the XXI edition of the contest Maritza Alemán as the “best mezzo-soprano” and obtaining the Audience Award.
She has taken master classes with personalities such as Josué Cerón, Jane Dutton, Olivia Gorra, Mario Alberto Hernández, Sandra López, Iván López Reynoso, Joseph McClain, Nadine Secunde, Marcie Stapp, Michael Sylvester, Ted Taylor y Bernardo Villalobos.
Garrett Welsh – Pianist
From Wichita, KS and began working as a voice collaborative pianist at Wichita State University, soon branching into the community to work with Wichita High School East, Wichita Music Theatre for Young People, The Crown Uptown Theatre, Wichita Grand Opera, and Music Theatre Wichita.
Garrett received a BM in Music Composition from Wichita State University, attended the European American Musical Alliance in 2014, and the Goodspeed Musicals Music Director’s Intensive in 2019. He has worked in master classes with Warren Jones, Valerie M Trujillo, and Joyce DiDonato.
Garrett recently completed a Master’s degree at Oklahoma City University where he studied vocal coaching with master coach and music director, Jan McDaniel. At OCU he received a scholarship to work as Assistant Music Director or Music Director for six musical theatre or opera productions, graduating with Pi Kappa Lambda honors.
During the last two years, Garrett has worked internationally at the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto in San Miguel de Allende, México with master coach Ted Taylor and some of the brightest young classical singers of the Western Hemisphere.