Talise Trevigne is a singer recognized for the "sheer beauty of her voice" and "exquisite stage presence." As one critic recently stated, "No wonder Talise Trevigne is THE BUZZ of the opera world. She has it all: a glorious voice, matchless acting ability, and beauty that takes your breath away!"
She has been universally and enthusiastically praised for her débuts as Violetta, Mimì, Juliette and Gilda, and critics have deemed her Lucia as "perfect Bel Canto singing", "mesmerizing" and "ravishing." In a dazzling performance she starred as Violetta with Birmingham Opera Company and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Graham Vick's spectacular La Traviata which won Britain's coveted 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award. Most recently, she opened the Emerging Stars Concert Series at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre in a sublime recital with the great Warren Jones. She will appear as featured guest artist in New York City Opera's Gala Reopening at the David H. Koch Theater on Nov 5, 2009. In Feb 2010 she reprises her meltingly beautiful Gilda with Tulsa Opera in her company début. She débuts at San Diego Opera with her first Micaëla in May 2011.
A champion of new music, she made her Australian opera début as "The Beloved" in the world premiere of Liza Lim's The Navigator. She reprised this demanding role at Moscow's Chekhov International Arts Festival (June 2009) and sings it at Paris' Bastille on December 8, 2009. She originated the title role in the world premiere of Judith Weir's Armida, a film which won glowing reviews when internationally televised. She starred in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen's The Silent Twins with London's Almeida Opera, and will create the role of "Pip" in the world premiere of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick with Dallas Opera in her company début (April-May 2010) and with San Diego Opera (February 2012).
She was unreservedly lauded as soloist in Richard Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder with Chicago's Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Ms. Trevigne débuts with the Dallas Symphony in March 2010 as soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana.
Outstandingly versatile she appeared as vocal soloist in the world premiere of Dance Theater of Harlem's St. Louis Woman - A Blues Ballet at the Lincoln Center Festival, LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and The Kennedy Center, in New York's Schumann Festival, and as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Bel Canto at Caramoor.
Ms. Trevigne made her operatic début under the direction of Maestro Julius Rudel in La Traviata and Don Giovanni in Aspen. She has also performed principal roles in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Les Malheurs D'Orphée, Nerea in Händel's Deidamia, Norina in Don Pasquale, Constance in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Miranda in The Tempest, and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.
Equally at home on the concert stage, orchestral and recital performances have included Cantaloube's Chants D'Auvergne, Phedon in Satie's Socrate, Mahler's Second Symphony, Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Prayers of Kierkegaard, Mozart's Missa Brevis and Exsultate jubilate, and Haydn's Creation, and was a featured solo artist on the Trinity Concert Series in New York singing rare works of Maurice Delage, Purcell and Nin-Culmell.
As generous as she is talented, Ms. Trevigne has given her considerable talent in support of numerous charities including The San Francisco Aids Foundation, the Names Project, and New York's September 11 Memorial Concert presented at historic Trinity Church.