HGO Studio alumna Tamara Wilson (2005-07), a noted interpreter of Verdi roles, was seen most recently at HGO in the titular role in Aida (2020) and as Chrysothemis in Elektra in 2018. Other HGO roles include Leonora in Il trovatore (2013); Elisabeth de Valois in the five-act French Don Carlos (2012); Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw (2010); Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio (2008); and Amelia in
A Masked Ball (2007). She won first prize in HGO’s 2005 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. Wilson continues to garner international recognition for her interpretations of Verdi, Mozart, Strauss and Wagner and is the recipient of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award. Other recent honors include an Olivier Award nomination and Grand Prize in the annual Francisco Viñas Competition held at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Highlights of the 2021-22 season have included debuts at Teatro La Fenice for Fidelio, Santa Fe Opera for Tristan and Isolde, and returns to the Bavarian State Opera for Ariadne auf Naxos, LA Opera for St. Matthew Passion, and the Cleveland Orchestra for Otello. On the concert stage she gave a solo recital at Frankfurt Opera and Cleveland Art Song Festival, and recorded a duet orchestral concert with Russell Braun at the Canadian Opera Company. Other recent performances include returns to the Canadian Opera Company for her role debut as Turandot, Deutsche Oper Berlin for A Masked Ball, and Oper Frankfurt for Don Carlo. In concert, she sang Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in a special Christmas performance and television broadcast with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. Recent performance highlights include a return to The Metropolitan Opera for Aida, Il trovatore at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Otello at the Canadian Opera Company, Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro alla Scala, and Elektra with Zürich Opera. In concert Wilson presented Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and at the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.