Mezzo-soprano Tascha Anderson hails from Helena, Montana and has been praised as “emotionally rich” and “a brassy mezzo with flair.” Last summer, Ms. Anderson made her company debut with Utah Festival Opera, singing the role of Florinda in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. For the 2017/2018 season, she was with Tri-Cities Opera, where she made her role debuts as the title role in Carmen, and Older Alyce in Cipullo’s Glory Denied. She also premiered Fishman’s interactive opera Marie Begins, as part of the New Works Forum at Opera America, while with TCO. Ms. Anderson spent her 2017 summer with Chautauqua Opera, performing the role of Pastore 4 in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (realized by Respighi), under the baton of celebrated maestro, Steven Osgood. An advocate of contemporary music and new opera enthusiast, Ms. Anderson reprised her role of Pamela in Evan Mack’s Roscoe with Albany Symphony Orchestra in 2016, just after she created the role at Seagle Music Colony. As Pamela, she was admired as “a standout,” and “the seductress in red,” by the Albany Times Union.
In 2015, Ms. Anderson was awarded both the 3rd Place in Opera and the Encouragement Award in Art Song from The American Prize, and in 2016 was a finalist in the professional divisions of both the National Opera Association Dominick Argento Competition and the Classical Singer Competition.
Some favorite past roles include Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Mother Goose (The Rake’s Progress) and Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia).
Ms. Anderson earned her B.A. from Pepperdine University, and her M.M. from The Boston Conservatory, both in voice. She has extensive classical dance training and enjoys using it in the Musical Theatre repertoire. Ms. Anderson can be found anywhere outdoors enjoying nature and the sun, when she’s not performing.