American soprano Melissa Givens has been resoundingly praised by audiences and critics alike for her rich, liquid tone and intelligent, musical interpretations, and noted for her expressiveness and elegance on the stage. Hailed as a singer whose music making is “consistently rewarding” and “a pleasure to hear,” Givens is also an extremely versatile artist, regularly performing repertoire from the Baroque era through music of the 21st century.
Her most recent appearance was in Händel’s Israel in Egypt with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She was also featured in concerts with the 2012 Baroque Music Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 2009, Givens toured Europe and Africa in Pitié!, a production of Belgium’s Les Ballets C de la B. She also appears on the soundtrack recording on Cypres Records. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Houston Baptist University and regularly performs with various chamber ensembles as well as the Grammy® nominated Conspirare: Craig Hella Johnson and Company of Voices. Ms. Givens can also be heard on her solo compact disc, let the rain kiss you, available at www.melissagivens.com.