Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Malinconia, ninfa gentile
From Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi soleil!
On Wenlock Edge
with Dr. Akiko Hosaki, Piano, Janice Cheon, Violin, Allen Liu, Violin, Ethan Glattfelder, Viola, Natalia Solano, Cello
About the Artist:
Ryan Melosini ’19 is a Tenor from California majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs with a Certificate in Musical Performance. Ryan has played the piano since the age of 9 and has been singing classically since his junior year of high school. At Princeton, he studies with David Kellett, the last great tenor, whom he thanks immensely for his incredible guidance in helping Ryan learn how to, as Pavarotti would say, “cover the passaggio.”
Ryan made his operatic debut in 2018 as Apollo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (directed by Tom Guthrie and Gabriel Crouch). This past fall, he performed the role of Count Belfiore in Mozart’s Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe (directed by David Kellett and Sarah Pelletier). Here on campus, he is a member of the Princeton Nassoons, Princeton’s oldest all male a cappella group, who he has toured with in South Korea, Germany and all around the United States. He is also a member of the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir where he is a regular soloist. Recent highlights include solos in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Bach’s Johannes-Passion. Ryan is also the former President of Decem, a student-run ten-person classical choral ensemble.
Outside of singing, Ryan is a goalkeeper for Princeton Men’s Varsity Water Polo Team where he is a school record holder for the highest number of saves in a single game. Ryan would like to thank his family for coming out from California to see this recital.