This season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumfordmakes her debut at the Dallas Opera in Iolante and returns to Opera Philadelphia in the world premiere of Daniel Schnyder's Yardbird, a chamber opera about the life of jazz legend Charlie Parker. She also makes her debut at the Desert Song Festival in Tucson, AZ, and appears in performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford made her debut there as Laura in Luisa Miller, and has since appeared in more than 140 performances with the company, some of which include Smeaton in the new production of Anna Bolena, and in productions ofRigoletto, Ariadne auf Naxos,  Il Trittico, ParsifalIdomeneo, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nixon in China, The Queen of Spades,  the complete Ring Cycle, The Magic FluteA Midsummer Night's Dream and Wozzeck.   Other recent opera engagements have included the title role in the American premiere of Henze’s Phaedra and the title role in The Rape of Lucretia at Opera Phladelphia, the title role in Dido and Aeneas at the Glimmerglass Festival,  Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and the BBC Proms, Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival , Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri at the Palm Beach Opera, the title role in The Rape of Lucretia, conducted by Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival; the title role inCarmen at the Crested Butte Music Festival, Principessa in Suor Angelica and Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi with the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano in Italy; and the title role in La Cenerentola at Utah Festival Opera ... read full bio