Melissa Vitrella

honest, confident, inviting

Voice Description

I am a professional opera singer by trade--a mezzo-soprano--so I have a smooth, rich, expressive, resonant, and versatile voice. I have extensive diction training, can read with dramatic expression and accuracy, and can do everything from serious journalism to impersonations and improvised character voices.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I am "fluent" in generic North American English, South-East "Southerner" American, and North-East Italian-American.

I can also do immitations of British (London to Lancashire), French, Italian, Eastern-European, Irish, and beyond.

I have extensive training in Italian, French, Spanish, English, and German diction, as they a requirement for completion of my degrees in Vocal Performance.

I can read everything from serious scripts to immitations and improvised character voices, and have an excellent prompt voice.

My Voice Experience

I have mostly focused on my opera carreer up to this point, but my training in voice, diction, and acting have prepared me to make voice-over work a natural direction for me to move towards.

As an opera singer, I am frequently in a position of being a public speaker, and as character actress.

I am also a voice teacher, and have spent the past ten years focused entirely on the production and articulation of the human voice.

My Training

Stetson University--Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Florida State University--Master of Music in Vocal Performance (degree pending)

Bay Street Players

Ice House Theatre

Opera Fortunata

Orlando Opera--Affiliate Artist

Voice Teacher/Diction Coach

Church Soloist, Cantor

Opera Naples--Artist-in-Residence

My Studio Equipment

MXL 960 Tube Condenser Microphone

I have used several audio editing programs and took Music Technology courses while in the university, and currently working with Audacity.

Additional Skills

I am currently the Artist-in-Residence at Opera Naples, a soloist/section leader for a church with an excellent music program, and a voice teacher/coach for Opera Naples.

Making beautiful and interesting sounds with the voice is my life!

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Opera Naples Guild Ad

Documentaries

Prompt Demo

audio book demo

Italian Language Demo

German Language Demo

Character Voice

Narration Demo

Dubbing demo