In the 2015–16 season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returns to The Metropolitan Opera as Smeaton in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and reprises her role in Daniel Schnyder’s Yardbird at the famed Apollo Theater in New York. She also appears on tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in the U.S. and Europe, makes her Netherlands Radio Philharmonic debut in John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and returns to the Utah Symphony for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8.
A graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford made her debut there as Laura in Verdi’s Luisa Miller, and has since appeared in more than 140 performances with the company, including in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Puccini’s Il trittico, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, John Adams’s Nixon in China, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Wagner’s complete Ring cycle, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Berg’s Wozzeck. Other recent opera engagements have included Kaija Sariaaho’s L’Amour de loin at the Festival d’opéra de Québec, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at Dallas Opera, Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and BBC Proms, and the title roles in Henze’s Phaedra and Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia as well as the premiere of Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia.
Ms. Mumford has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco, Dallas, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras, and at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, Vail, and La Jolla Summer music festivals. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 in the Richard Goode and Friends concert series in Zankel Hall, and has been presented in recital in New York by the Marilyn Horne Foundation and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
A native of Sandy, Utah, Tamara Mumford holds a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and was a member of the Yale Opera program.