Soprano Tiffany Townsend joined LA Opera's young artist program in the 2019/20 season.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, she will receive her Performance Certificate from the Curtis Institute of Music. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College, studying under James C. Martin, and her Master of Music from The Juilliard School.
At Millsaps, she was seen as Lucy Lockit in Benjamin Britten's The Beggar's Opera and performed Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte in scenes.
At Juilliard she covered the roles of Dorothée in Cendrillon and the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. At the Chautauqua Institution, Ms. Townsend performed the First Lady in The Magic Flute.
Since starting at Curtis in 2016, she has performed lead roles such as the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She was recently a winner of the New Orleans District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She then received an Encouragement Award in the Gulf Coast Regionals.
Upcoming roles include Brenda in Rene Orth’s Empty The House with the Curtis Opera Theatre, and Princess Ninette in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges with Opera Philadelphia.
To learn more, visit her website.