Skip to content
BSO, Pops, Tanglewood, and Symphony Hall Logos

Tamara Mumford

Tamara Mumford headshot


American mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford has gained a reputation as an exciting and in-demand singer appearing with many of the finest orchestras and opera house in the US and Europe. This season she sings her first performances of Erda in Das Rheingold at both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony, and appears with the San Francisco Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and at the world-renowned Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico.

A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford has appeared in over 200 performances with the company including productions of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin, Anna Bolena, Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana, Nixon in China, and both Die Zauberflöte, and The Magic Flute. Other recent opera engagements have included the premiere of The Thirteenth Child at the Santa Fe Opera, Tancredi with Teatro Nuovo, Aureliano in Palmira and Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival, Henze’s Phaedra, The Rape of Lucretia, and the world premiere of Daniel Schnyder's Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia; and L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and the BBC Proms.

Also an active concert performer and recitalist, Ms. Mumford appeared with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in multiple US and European tours. Other concert engagements have included appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Netherland Radio Philharmonic, and at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals. Her recordings include Handel's Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Momon Tabernacle Choir), Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (Avie), and both Mahler Symphony No 8 and John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Deutsche Grammophon).

See More