“a beautiful voice that is fluid and disciplined . . . “
— Orange County Register

Malesha Jessie Taylor, M.M. DOWNLOAD RESUME


I, Too, Sing America

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Malesha Taylor, soprano, and Richard Thompson, piano

In celebration of National Poetry Month, soprano Malesha Jessie Taylor and pianist/composer Richard Thompson will perform Thompson’s original compositions on two song cycles which feature settings of the poetry of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.


The Central Park Five

Jun. 15, 2019 • 7:30PM

Jun. 22, 2019 • 7:30PM

Jun. 23, 2019 • 2:30PM

Long Beach Opera, with Anthony Davis (composer)

In 1980's New York, five African American and Latino teenagers were convicted of a Central Park rape, but exonerated through DNA evidence thirteen years later. Davis' opera is a passionate story about an issue that still rocks America today. Malesha will play the mothers’ of Antron MacCray and Kevin Richardson.

Prior Engagements:

Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera

Major Venues:

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall- Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Cerritos Performing Arts Center,

Conductors: John Mauceri, Steven Mercurio, Dean Williamson, John DeMain, John Alexander, Keith Lockhart and Placido Domingo


Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton.


The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is, it’s to imagine what is possible.
— bell hooks