American soprano TAMARA WILSON is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award and Olivier Award nominee for her performance as Leonora in Calixto Bieto’s new production of La forza del destino at the English National Opera. She makes her Italian debut with Riccardo Chailly and the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra in Verdi’s Messa da requiem in Pavia, Hamburg and Paris. Other future engagements include a return to the Metropolitan Opera in Aida, the Canadian Opera Company as Desdemona in Otello, Opernhaus Zürich as Chrysothemis in Elektra, and debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Leonora in Il trovatore. She makes her role debut as Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Cleveland Orchestra and returns to Amsterdam for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, both conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. She will also debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Ms. Wilson made her acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in Aida and inaugurated the new opera house in Kyoto, Japan with Seiji Ozawa as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She was heard at Oper Frankfurt as the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Sebastian Weigle which is commercially available; the Bayerische Staatsoper and Opernhaus Zürich, conducted by Fabio Luisi, as Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlo; at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera; in Act 3 of Die Walküre as Brünnhilde with Mark Wiggleworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Royal Albert Hall; and with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev in Act 3 of Die Walküre. She made her New York Philharmonic debut in Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony (Symphony No. 3) with Leonard Slatkin to celebrate the Bernstein centenary season.