Ron Luchsinger, Director of Opera North said that Melissa is "an outstanding Young Artist at Opera North's 2001 Summer Season. Ms. Manseau has a large and impressive instrument, which is capable of great expression and flexibility."
Ashley Putnam, stated that Melissa "has developed rapidly into an exciting Dramatic Soprano. Without question, the career of this upcoming singer is on the verge of monumental success."
Steven Morris, the Artistic Director of the Boston Vocal Artists said, "I have found Melissa to be a relentless worker on her vocal technique, languages and musical styles. Her ability to grasp technical, musical and dramatic concepts is impressive. In these few years her voice has blossomed into a top-notch professional sound."