Mumford, Tamara



Performance Year: 2015

This past season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returned to the Metropolitan Opera for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Wozzeck, and appeared in concert with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Symphony.

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford made her debut there as Laura in Luisa Miller, and has since appeared in the new production of Anna Bolena, and in productions of Rigoletto, Ariadne auf Naxos, Il Trittico, Parsifal, Idomeneo, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nixon in China, The Queen of Spades, the complete Ring Cycle, and The Magic Flute. Other recent opera engagements have included the title role in the American premiere of Henze’s Phaedra and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia at the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Also an active concert performer and recitalist, Ms. Mumford recently appeared with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in the U.S. and European tour of the world premiere of John Adam’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary. She also made debuts with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, and at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, and La Jolla summer music festivals.

Ms. Mumford has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s Met: Live in HD series broadcasts of Anna Bolena, Das Rheingold, Gotterdämmerung, The Magic Flute, Nixon in China, Manon Lescaut, and Il Trittico, In 2005 she was one of 16 singers invited to work with Naxos Records and Yale University in a collaborative project to record the complete songs of Charles Ives.

A native of Sandy, Utah, Ms. Mumford holds a bachelor’s of music from Utah State University. Her many awards include the Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award in the 2005 Opera Index Competition, second place in the advanced division in the 2005 Palm Beach Opera Competition, and awards in the 2005 Sullivan Foundation Competition, the 2005 Connecticut Opera Guild Competition and the 2004 Joyce Dutka Foundation Competition. She was also a Mathias Winner and PBS Concert Soloist for the MacAllister Awards.

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