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“I am drawn to the roles that require giving one's whole self over fully — fierce, all-encompassing, emotional, and soul-bearing.”


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”It’s so important to be vulnerable on stage, to allow yourself to ’go there‘ as an actress and draw people into your story.”

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”I am always willing to try someone’s else’s ideas. Being both prepared and consistent makes that process easy.”

What they’re saying......

“Melinda Whittington’s Tatyana not only exhibited a lovely soprano, but used it for dramatic effect. Her letter scene was impassioned and the final confrontation with Onegin was most effective.”

– Opera News


“Melinda Whittington ... drawing the loudest ’Brava‘s of the entire performance with a goose-bumping interpretation of ‘Dove sono’ which was the highest point of the evening.”

– Opera Lively


“Rarely is Micaëla’s aria in Act Three, ‘Je dis, que rien ne m’épouvante,’ the zenith of a performance of Carmen, but Whittington’s traversal of the aria, crowned with a phenomenal top B, deservedly received the most enthusiastic ovation of the evening.”

– Voix des Artes

”Melinda Whittington was a poignant, tragic Rusalka who enchanted the audience and brought them into her world...“

– Opera Today

“Melinda Whittington...deliver[ed] performances of emotional resonance along with...powerhouse vocals.”

 – Salt Lake City Tribune