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TAMARA WAPINSKY (various roles including Mme. Krantzfeld and Sophie Karp, co-star of Alexander, Crown Prince of Jerusalem), a member of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, made her San Francisco Opera debut last summer as Freia in Das Rheingold. This season she sings Musetta in San Francisco and covers Elettra in Idomeneo and Marietta in Die tote Stadt. In 2007 she sang the principal role in Tom Pasitieri’s Hotel Casablanca with Merola. Previously, she was at Chautauqua Opera as an Apprentice Artist, where she performed the roles of Nella in Gianni Schicchi and Fiametta in The Gondoliers. Other roles include Giorgetta in Il tabarro, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, Beatrice Carbone in A View from the Bridge, and the title roles of Suor Angelica and Ariadne auf Naxos.
Tamara Wapinsky has appeared with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Bay Shore Lyric Opera, and the Tri-Cities Symphony Orchestra. She is a prizewinner of the Giulio Gari Compeition, The Joan Kreitzer Snyder Award – Metropolitan National Council Regional Auditions, and the Opera Index Competition.