Melissa Misener has been a Resident Artist of the St. Petersburg Opera Company as a Mezzo-Soprano since 2010 and has played several leading roles as such. She sings regularly as a soloist with Opera Tampa and many other local organizations. Melissa Misener has been stage directing operas and Programs for USF, Opera Tampa and St. Petersburg Opera Company since 2012. Most notably St Pete Opera recent production Mozart ’s Abduction from the Seraglio. She was critically acclaimed for her direction of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci in 2014 with SPO.