This season mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde) returned to The Metropolitan Opera for the new production of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin and appeared in concert with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston, San Francisco, and Simón Bolívar symphony orchestras on tour in Europe. This summer she returns to the Britt and Tanglewood Festivals. Next season she returns to The Met for Mozart’s The Magic Flute and appears in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestra and at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
A graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford made her Met debut as Laura in Verdi’s Luisa Miller and has since appeared with the company in more than 140 performances. Other recent opera engagements have included Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival; Tchaikovsky’s Iolante at Dallas Opera; Henze’s Phaedra, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and the World Premiere of Daniel Schnyder’s Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Glimmerglass Festival; and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Glyndebourne Festival and BBC Proms.
Also an active concert performer, Ms. Mumford has appeared at Carnegie Hall with James Levine and the Met Chamber Orchestra. She has also appeared with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the World Premiere tour of John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary, and on a U.S. and European tour of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Other concert engagements include appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, and Bravo! Vail festivals. In recital she has been presented in New York by both the Marilyn Horne Foundation and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.