Mezzo-soprano Melissa Treinkman has sung with opera companies throughout the United States, including LA Opera, Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera, Opera North, Chicago Opera Theater, and Cedar Rapids Opera Theater. She can be heard as part of the Featured Ensemble on the GRAMMY award-winning recording of The Ghosts of Versailles. Also with LA Opera, she has sung the role of the Vendor in Carmen, a Noble Page in Tannhäuser, and is a regular member of the LA Opera Chorus. A champion of new music, Melissa recently sang the role of El Ángel in a workshop performance of the newly commissioned opera by Carla Lucero, Las tres mujeres de Jerusalén. She also sang the role of Dulcinea in the world premiere of Juan Colomer's opera Dulcinea XL with the LA Grand Ensemble. Other highlights include the role of Clytemnestra in a concert version of The Intuition of Iphegenia by Nathan Wang and the world premiere of the dance opera, Beyond the Waterfront, produced by the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater and LA Opera. Melissa received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California and teaches voice at both the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University.