This season, up and coming mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the new productions of Das Rheingold and Nixon in China, as well Ariadne auf Naxos, The Magic Flute and The Queen of Spades. She also returns to the Opera Company of Philadelphia as the title role in the American premiere of Henze’s Phaedra.
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 their productions of Rigoletto, Ariadne Il Trittico, Parsifal, Idomeneo, Cavalleria Rusticana, the complete Ring Cycle, and The Magic Flute (which was broadcast live in HD in movie theaters around the world). Other recent opera engagements have included her debuts at the Opera Company of Philadelphia as the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, Glimmerglass Opera as the title role in Dido and Aeneas, and the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and the BBC Proms as Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea. She has also appeared Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Palm Beach Opera, the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, conducted by Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival; Principessa in Suor Angelica and Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano in Italy; and the title role in La Cenerentola at Utah Festival Opera.