"In small but not inconsequential roles, Spector and Williams excelled as Detroit Opera’s bright new faces. Spector’s exceptional ability to nail pitch each and every time, coupled with the supreme cleanliness of her sound, convinced me of her character’s Godly connection and her commitment to operatic excellence."
- John Vandevert, Operawire
Detroit Opera 2021-2022 Review: Aida in Concert, January 6, 2023
"The Rhinemaidens - Melanie Spector as Woglinde, Lyndsey Swann as Wellgunde, and Taryn Holback as Flosshilde - could sing these roles anywhere."
- James L. Paulk, Classical Voice North America
Young Ensemble Mines Wagnerian Nuggets in Enterprising 'Rheingold', July 19, 2022
"Anybody, even if they’ve never heard opera before or heard of The Magic Flute before will know the famous Queen of the Night rage aria in Act 2,” he said. “And we have the debut of Melanie Spector, a recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District competition, and she’s going on to the regionals next, a brilliantly gifted young artist who really knocked it out of the park."
- Andrew Bisantz, KLCC 89.7 FM, article by Rachael McDonald
The Eugene Opera is back with Mozart's 'The Magic Flute', January 26, 2022
"In Rossini's Semiramide, the deluded title character, portrayed by soprano Melanie Spector, indicated by her posture and the imperious way she held her head that she couldn't even imagine that Arsace would prefer another. We might add here that Ms. Spector's coloratura fireworks were never impaired by the acting but rather served to illuminate Semiramide's character."
- Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche
What a Finale!, June 22, 2019
"As the teacher Miss Wordsworth, Melanie Spector’s beaming soprano placed her at the upper textures of the May Day Committee, where her musical and comedic sensibility often shone. This was heard soon after her entrance as her phrase “Oh I find it so refreshing to escape from school on a sunny day like this,” was marked with light, fluttering keys as Gedge joined in to harmonize on the emerging Spring. As the committee praised Albert at his coronation, Spector’s rising repetitions of his name reached a steamy excess, requiring her to fan herself off."
- Logan Martell, Operawire
Manhattan School of Music Senior Opera Theater 2018-19 Review: Albert Herring,
April 19, 2019