A native of Sandy, UT, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford holds a Bachelor of Music from Utah State University. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, her many honors include the Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award in the 2005 Opera Index Competition, and awards in the Palm Beach Opera, Sullivan Foundation, Connecticut Opera Guild, and Joyce Dutka Foundation competitions.
This season Ms. Mumford returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Die Zauberflöte, appears in concert with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the National Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and is presented in recital by the Frick Collection in New York. She also appears with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde—in a production by Yuval Sharon and the Chilean theater group Teatrocinema—and Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, directed by Peter Sellars.
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. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2013.