Praised by The New York Times for her “stylish singing” and by The Boulder Daily Camera as “simply incredible…the highlight of the entire evening,” soprano Melissa Wimbish is quickly garnering recognition for her artistry, technical prowess, and captivating stage presence. During the 2013-2014 season, Ms. Wimbish performed the role of the History Teacher in the highly anticipated NYC premiere of Paul's Case by composer Gregory Spears and directed by Kevin Newbury. With Opera AACC, she debuted the role of Micaëla in George Bizet's Carmen followed by another debut with American Modern Ensemble in Robert Paterson's Ghost Theater. Alongside pianist and composer Tom Cipullo, she appeared in recitals presented by Urban Arias at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A winner of the Vocal Arts Society Discovery Recital Series, Ms. Wimbish made her Kennedy Center recital debut in 2011. She was honored as a finalist in the 2013 International Liszt-Garrison competition and awarded Best Interpretation of American Song. In 2014, she was the grand prize winner of the NATS Artist Award and the Franco-American Vocal Academy Prize for excellence in the interpretation of French repertoire. Other awards include the Denver Philharmonic Concerto Competition and the Kennett Square Symphony Competition.