Up and coming young soprano, Tamara Ryan, is rapidly gaining recognition for her soaring, agile voice and her enthusiasm and effervescence on both the operatic and concert stage. A recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Ryan displayed her sparkling coloratura and warm middle register on the Institute’s stage as Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Grilletta (Lo Speziale), and Héro,(Béatrice et Bénédict). Her talents have been showcased at Lake George Opera as Clara in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and Flipote in Kirke Mechem’s Tartuffe.
Ms. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Swarthmore College where she sang the roles of Adina (The Elixir of Love), Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice), and Papagena (The Magic Flute), in addition to performing the world premiere of Thomas Whitman’s Rossetti Songs—composed especially for her—with Philadelphia new music group, Orchestra 2001. She was quickly noted for her unique intelligence and humor on stage as well as her flair for language. Ms. Ryan has been a semi-finalist in the Singer of the Year Competition, a finalist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Competition, first-prize winner of the Frost School of Music’s performance competition in Salzburg, and recipient of the prestigious Boris Goldovsky Award in Opera.