The Little Prince, Utah Opera:

“Mezzo-soprano Melanie Ashkar was stunning as the Fox.”

Utah Arts Review

“…The Fox, expertly sung and played by Melanie Ashkar.”

Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

The Magic Flute, Central City Opera:

“The three Ladies/housemaids—Tasha Koontz, Kira Dills-DeSurra and Melanie Ashkar—sang with impeccable vocal balance.”

Opera News

“ The harmonies delivered by the Three Ladies (Tasha Koontz, Kira Dills-DeSurra and Melanie Ashkar), who follow Tamino throughout the opera, are nothing short of divine.”

Marlowe’s Musings

Suor Angelica, Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance:

“Melanie Ashkar had the proper balance of sternness and compassion as La Maestra delle Novizia. Her flexible warm mezzo soprano was a perfect barometer for her character and assigned duties.”

Brooklyn Discovery

Los elementos, New York City Opera:

“Melanie Ashkar showed an appropriately earthy quality in the role of La Tierra…in her middle and chest voice she possesses, dark, rich color.”

Harlem World

Eugene Onegin, Utopia Opera:

“The singing was good all around with…Melanie Ashkar using her lustrous mezzo-soprano and spirited dramatic instincts to create a very believable feckless younger sister Olga.”

Voce di Meche

Alcina, OperaRox Productions:

“Mezzo-soprano Melanie Ashkar commanded her musical material as Bradamante. Ashkar sang with both an even and agile tone, handling the difficult coloratura of her arias with poise and clarity. She maintained a calm and focused presence on stage, grounding her scenes by listening and reacting intently and in the moment.”

Entertainment Hour

“We remember Ms. Ashkar's weighty mezzo from Opera Rox' production of Handel's Alcina when she impressed us in the role of Bradamante. This is an unusual voice that, once heard, is not forgotten.”

Voce di Meche