Province/Territory: British Columbia
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Participating in the 10-Day Intensive Program
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
I am preparing for NUOVA’s program by building my repertoire and studying the characters whose roles I’m preparing. I’m also learning how to stay organised and set specific goals to help me along the way as I prepare for the program.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
NUOVA provides a great opportunity to work with industry professionals and peers from across Canada and beyond. I’m always looking for opportunities to collaborate with folks and hone my craft, especially at this point in my development as a young artist. I’m very excited and grateful for this opportunity!
Melanie Hiepler is a soprano from Surrey, British Columbia. She studies under Marisa Gaetanne at the University of British Columbia, where she is working towards a Diploma of Music Performance Studies in opera. Recently, Melanie appeared in the UBC Opera Ensemble’s productions of The Gondoliers, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Shadow Catch. In addition to her performance studies, Melanie has a background in arts administration and education. She holds a BA Honours in World Literature from Simon Fraser University, and has also studied at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, and at the Institute for World Literature at Harvard University. Melanie would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples on which she lives and sings.