Melissa Lubars is a NYC based soprano who participates in many creative projects and collaborates with other artists to create original, multifaceted music, such as her EP entitled Ourglass. Melissa made her Off-Broadway debut as Yochebed in The US Premiere of The Ten Commandments, The Musical in May of 2022. She also premiered the roles of Annabel in the new opera, Mondo Novo by Paul Richards, and Pluto in the new opera, Pluto by Michael Polo. Other operatic and theatrical roles Melissa has performed include Emmie (Albert Herring), Berta (Black Widow), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Glinda (The Wizard of Oz), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and Gabbi/Bobbi (City of Angels). Additionally, Melissa has recorded for film soundtracks such as The Faithful and There’s Something About John.
Melissa has been sought after as a liturgical singer and sings both for Sunday church services and Jewish High Holidays in the Greater New York Area. She also sings professionally at weddings and other social events with her partner and pianist, Matt Malanowski. Currently, Melissa has a private voice studio consisting of singers of all ages. Passionate about expression, diction, and technique Melissa aims to inspire others to reach their highest potential and musical goals. Melissa received her Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music.
Matt has been playing piano since the age of four and comes from a very musical background. Both of Matt’s parents are full time music teachers, and Matt is the oldest of six children. He has had the opportunity to learn from many great musicians throughout New York and has studied under Jeremy Manasia and Stefon Harris of the Manhattan School of Music. Matt has performed at many prestigious venues in the United States, as well as across Europe and Brazil. Some of the United States venues include the Grammy Awards, Capitol Records Studios and Carnegie Hall. Matt has also toured in Germany, France, Austria, and Brazil. He has been teaching private lessons as well as group instruction to all ages for 10 years. Matt and Melissa recently recorded an EP consisting of music they co-wrote together. Matt has received his Masters and Bachelors Degrees of Music for Jazz Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, NY.
“Art is the most powerful way in which human beings can connect to each other to find common ground. It is important that new generations have an opportunity to experience the significance of music and art in this world.” -Matt Malanowski
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