(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
The Interchurch Center Chapel
61 Claremont Avenue New York, NY 10027
Tammy Mesic, soprano American Soprano, Tamara Mesic has performed as a soloist and leading lady with many nationally recognized festivals and orchestras. A frequent soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra, she
Tammy Mesic, soprano
American Soprano, Tamara Mesic has performed as a soloist and leading lady with many nationally recognized festivals and orchestras. A frequent soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra, she has been heard at Avery Fisher Hall in the American premier of Hindemith’s Mörder Hoffnung der Frauen and Das Nusch-Nuschi, of which the New York Times described Ms. Mesic as having a “sweet strong voice”. Also with the American Symphony, she performed Erste Dienerin in Strauss’ Die Agÿptische Helena, and Semele in Die Liebe der Danae, both conducted by Leon Botstein and recorded for Telarc, and most recently, with Maestro Bostein, portrayed the role of Sandrina in Haydn’s, L’Infedelta Delusa at the opening of the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock College of Bard.
With the Aspen Music Festival, she performed both the title role of Floyd’s Susannah under the supervision of the composer, and conducted by James Conlon; and Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Robert Spano conducting. Of her performance in Così fan Tutte with Wolf Trap Opera; Opera News wrote that she “sang Fiordiligi in a clear, vibrant voice, her triplets in ‘Come scoglio’ emerging with wonderful precision”.
She made her international opera debut as ‘Lucy’ in the premiere of a new production of The Telephone with the Spoleto Festival Italy directed by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. Other notable performances include Clotilde in Norma with the Concert Association of Florida, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Birmingham and Opera San Jose, as well as Micaela in Carmen with Arizona Opera. She also recently appeared in Arizona Opera’s production of The Mikado.
As a young artist with The Juilliard Opera Center, and student of Beverley Johnson, Tamara performed Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and appeared as the ‘Sandmann’ in the Maurice Sendak production and “Live from Lincoln Center” television broadcast of Hänsel und Gretel. She also participated in Juilliard’s first Master Class with Marilyn Horne and in the following year with Dame Joan Sutherland.
Tamara’s wide range of solo concert and recital appearances span contemporary music, operetta, workshops, and pop’s concerts with orchestras and organizations such as the National Symphony, The Concert Association of Florida, the Orchestra of St.Luke’s summer project, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Houston’s Orchestra X, and the West Palm Beach Orchestra, with works including Bellini’s Norma, Mozart’s Requiem and Missa Brevis, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, and Haydn’s Nelson Messe. She is also a frequent soloist and recitalist at The Riverside Church in New York City, performing works by Mahler, Haydn and Brahms, to name a few. Other recent events included chamber music recitals as part of the Trinity Church Wall Street ‘Concerts at One’ and with The Interchurch Center of New York. Upcoming engagements include Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at St. Thomas Church with John Scott conducting.
In addition to attending the Juilliard Opera Center, Ms. Mesic’s training included study with Patricia Misslin at The Crane School of Music, where she received a BA in Vocal Performance. After completing her degree, she left to travel with Renée Fleming who became the young soprano’s teacher and mentor. She also recently participated in a greatly successful benefit recital for The Crane School of Music, hosted by Ms. Fleming in New York City.
Ms. Mesic has received grants from the Shoshana Foundation and the Singer’s Development Foundation. Most recently she was a 2007 finalist in the Oratorio Society Competition. In addition to a recital tour in Sweden as winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, she has been a Regional Finalist in both the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Encouragement Award winner) and the MacAllister Awards.