Tamara Mumford


Tamara Mumford Photo credit: Dario Acosta

This season, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returns to the Metropolitan Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and will be presented in recital by the Frick Collection in New York. She also appears in two special projects with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: performances of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, and performances of Schumann's Paradies un die Peri directed by Peter Sellars. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she made her debut there as Laura in Luisa Miller, and has since appeared in more than 140 performances with the company. Also an active concert performer and recitalist, she has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, and at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, Vail, Tucson Desert Song, Britt, and La Jolla Summer Music festivals. She has been presented in recital by the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. She has appeared in the Metropolitan Opera's Met: Live in HD series broadcasts of Anna Bolena, Das Rheingold, Gotterdämmerung, The Magic Flute, Nixon in China, Manon Lescaut, and Il Trittico. Her recordings include Handel's Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. A native of Sandy, Utah, Ms. Mumford holds a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University.