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Marcel Ramalho de Mello
Doctor of Arts student in Vocal Performance with a Secondary Concentration in Choral Conducting

Graduate Assistant of Women's Chorus and Concert Choir

Marcel Mello, baritone, is a first year doctoral student in Music at Ball State University. A recipient of several academic awards and scholarships, Marcel recently featured as the bass soloist in J. S. Bach's cantatas Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) and Weinen, klagen, sorgen, zagen (BWV 12), and G. Fauré's Requiem. Operatic roles include scenes from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva), Rossini's La Cenerentola (Dandini), Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe (Horace Tabor), and Copland's The Tender Land (Top). He will play the roles of Don Pedro in Ball State University’s upcoming productions of Beatrice et Benedict (H. Berlioz), and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro (W. A. Mozart).