Powell River Academy of Music

Melanie KruegerMelanie Krueger, soprano &
Angus Kellett, piano

Soprano Melanie Krueger has been hailed by La Scena Musicale Magazine as having “a voice that simply soars over the orchestra”. She has already appeared on concert and opera stages throughout Canada and Europe and has been identified as a “show stopper” by the Vancouver Sun.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM | James Hall

Admission $20 - Students 18 & under free with student ticket voucher
SAVE with the Six-Concert ticket package - $100


Tickets are also available:

• at the Academy Box Office – 7280 Kemano Street, Monday – Thursday 9:30 - 4:30
• by phone at 604 485 9633
• and at the door 30 minutes before the concert



Zueignung, Opus 10, No. 1

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, Opus 34, No. 2

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Ave Maria, Opus 52, No. 6

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, Opus 72

Franz Schubert

Ganymed, Opus 19, No. 3

Franz Schubert

8 Love Songs, Opus 83

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  1. O, nasi lasce (Never will love)

  2. V tak mnohen srdci mrtvo jest (Death reigns in many a human breast)

  3. Kol domo se ted' potacim (I wander oft, past yonder house)

  4. Ja vim ze v sladke (I know that on my love)

  5. Nad krajem vevodi lehky spanek (Nature lies peaceful in slumber)

  6. Zde v lese u potoka (In deepest forest glade I stand)

  7. V te sladke moci oci tvych (When thy sweet glances on me fall)

  8. O, duse draha jedinka (Thou only dear one)

Three Texts from Rilke’s Book of Hours

Imant Raminsh (b.1943)

  I. Extinguish My Eyes



Norina’s Cavatina from Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Prendi per me se libero, from L'Elisir d'Amore

Gaetano Donizetti

Depuis le Jour, from Louise

Gustave Charpentier

Je Veux Vivre, from Romeo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Quando m'en vo, from La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

O Mio Babbino Caro, from Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini

Poor wandering One, from Pirates of Penzance

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Til there was you, from The Music Man

Meredith Wilson

Art is Calling for Me, from The Enchantress

Victor Herbert


Melanie Krueger, SopranoRecognized for her expressive, lyric tone, and thrilling high notes, Canadian soprano Melanie Krueger embraces an extraordinarily wide range of repertoire, from Britten and Berg to Mozart and Monteverdi.

Melanie maintains a thriving performance schedule, which has taken her from Canada to Europe. Highlights from her career include: Stravinsky’s Les Noces with Maestro Les Dala, Lillian, in John Estacios’ Lillian Alling at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Abigail Williams in the Czech premier of Ward’s “The Crucible”, Fortuna in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria at Teatro Massimo’s Festival Scarlatti, Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera at the Prague Estate Theatre, Atalanta in Handel’s Xerxes with the Prague Chamber Opera, Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme and The Vixen in Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen with the Usti nad Labem Opera House. 

Melanie will be joining the Vancouver Opera this season in the roles of Miss Wordsworth from Britten’s Albert Herring, as well as “The Celestial Voice” from Verdi’s Don Carlos. Melanie made her main stage debut with the Vancouver Opera as Anina in Verdi’s La Traviata, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller as well as Isabel in the company’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

Highlights of Melanie’s stage and concert career include the role of Sharon in The Art’s Club’s production of Terrance McNalley’s Masterclass. Viennese pops concerts have also been a staple of Melanie’s concert career. She has worked with some of Canada’s leading conductors and orchestras including Bramwel Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Newfoundland Symphony. Oratorio engagements include Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s B minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion.

Melanie holds a masters degree in voice performance from the University of British Columbia, a bachelor of music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Memorial University. 

Angus Kellett

Angus Kellett studied piano at the University of Victoria and opera at the University of Toronto. He has worked as a répétiteur for several productions with Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera and acted as the chorus director for the latter's recent production of Hansel and Gretel. Music directing credits with Burnaby Lyric Opera include La bohèmeCarmen, and the upcoming Il barbiere di Siviglia. As a keyboardist Angus has performed in shows with the Arts Club, Gateway Theatre, Fighting Chance Productions, and Theatre Under the Stars, and has played in the Broadway touring productions of Wicked and The Book of Mormon. Other music directing credits include A Year With Frog and ToadTitanic, FolliesMerrily We Roll AlongInto the WoodsSongs for a New World, and City of Angels.