Biography

Mezzo-soprano

This season Tamara Mumford makes her first appearances as Erda in Das Rheingold with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Dallas Symphony, and sings with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she has appeared in more than 200 performances with the company including Rigoletto, Nixon in China, and Die Zauberfl√∂te. Other recent opera engagements have included the premiere of The Thirteenth Child at Santa Fe Opera; Tancredi with Teatro Nuovo; Aureliano in Palmira and Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival; Phaedra, The Rape of Lucretia, and Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia; and L’incoronazione di Poppea at Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms.

In concert, Ms. Mumford has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Netherland Radio Philharmonic, and at the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, and Tanglewood. Her recordings include Handel’s Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon, and Beethoven’s Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, which marked her SF Symphony debut in May 2013.

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