Alwyn Mellor sings Isolde’s “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde, with the Orion Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toby Purser.
Born in Lancashire, Alwyn Mellor studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. She began her career at Welsh National Opera, with whom she has enjoyed a fruitful collaboration in a wide range of roles, most recently in the title role of Tosca. She has sung three seasons at Santa Fe Opera and other companies with which she has appeared include the Canadian Opera Company, English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Opera Ireland, Opera North and the Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges. In concert, she has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the CBSO, the Hallé, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as internationally with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, the Orquesta Simfonica de Barcelona, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.
Engagements in 2011/2012 include Brünnhilde in Siegfried for Den Nye Opera, Oper Leipzig and Longborough Festival Opera, Isolde in Tristan und Isolde for Grange Park Opera, Sieglinde in Die Walküre for Opera North, and Gerhilde in Die Walküre for the Royal Opera, London. In 2013/2014, she sings Brünnhilde in Die Walküre and Siegfried for the Paris Opera, and Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung for Opera North.