Tami Petty is the 2014 Award Recipient of the Joy in Singing Prize. She made her Lincoln Center debut singing Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE with the Voices of Ascension at Alice Tully Hall in 2010. The New York Times praised Petty’s “powerful soprano,” and Classical Music Network declared, “Such a beauty and purity of tone is so rare that I could only listen in ethereal pleasure.” Other New York City performances include Pani Paskova in Janacek’s CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, and Schmidt’s NOTRE DAME at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra, and Steven Sametz’s Carmina Amoris at Carnegie Hall.
Highlights from past seasons include Woglinde in the final scene from Wagner’s DAS RHEINGOLD with the American Symphony Orchestra at the Bard Summerscape Festival, the title role in Puccini’s SUOR ANGELICA with Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Leonore in Beethoven’s FIDELIO with Opera Fort Collins, Vaughan Williams’s A SEA SYMPHONY with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Michael Tippett’s A CHILD OF OUR TIME with the Manchester Choral Society, Vaughan Williams’s DONA NOBIS PACEM with the Choral Society of Grace Church of New York, Mozart REQUIEM with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, and the FOUR LAST SONGS of Richard Strauss with the symphonies of Fort Collins and St. Joseph.
Recent performances include Brahms’ REQUIEM with New Hampshire Music Festival, Poulenc’s GLORIA with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with Choral Society of Grace Church in New York, and Schubert’s STABAT MATER with Crescent Choral Society. Local upcoming performances include Brahms’ REQUIEM at Grace Church of New York on November 6, 2016, and on April 5, 2017, she joins Sara Murphy, Wendy Baker, Michael Sheetz for songs, arias, and shenanigans on the Wine and Song Caritas program at St. Ignatius Loyola.
Winner of career grants from the Richard Tucker Foundation, the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, Chautauqua Opera Guild, the Lotte Lenya Competition, and the prestigious Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera Center, Ms Petty also received special recognition from the Marilyn Horne Foundation for her participation in the Music Academy of the West. She is the first recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from the Sorel Organization honoring women in music and received the Jessie Kneisel Prize in German Lieder while a student at the Eastman School of Music. She was a finalist in this year’s Art Song Preservation Society of New York competition and in the American Prize in the Art Song/Oratorio professional division. Please visit www.TamiPetty.com for more information.