This season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford (Martha) returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin and appears in concert with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra on tour in Europe.
A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford has appeared in more than 140 performances with the company. Other recent opera engagements have included the first ever American performances of Rossini's Aureliano in Palmira at the Caramoor Festival, Tchaikovsky's Iolante at the Dallas Opera, the title role in the American premiere of Henze’s Phaedra, the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, and the world premiere of Daniel Schnyder's Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia.
Ms Mumford’s recordings include Handel's Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Mormon Tabernacle Choir), Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of the Emperor Joseph II with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), and John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Deutsche Grammophon). She also took part in a collaborative project to record the complete songs of Charles Ives for Naxos.
A native of Sandy, Utah, Ms. Mumford holds a Bachelor of Music from Utah State University and has received awards from the Opera Index Competition, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Sullivan Foundation, Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Joyce Dutka Foundation Competition, and the MacAllister Awards. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2013.