The School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Talise Trevigne as Lecturer in Applied Voice, effective Fall 2023.
Talise Trevigne is a highly acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, American soprano who has performed in prestigious opera houses and concert halls worldwide. Her exceptional vocal artistry and dramatic interpretation have earned her critical acclaim and opportunities to work with some of the most distinguished conductors and directors in the field.
In 2007, Trevigne won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for her portrayal of Violetta in Graham Vick’s La Traviata with the Birmingham Opera and sang the role of Gilda in Rigoletto at the Dublin International Opera Festival in 2008. She appeared as The Beloved in the world premiere of Liza Lim’s The Navigator at the Melbourne International Festival in her Australian debut, which was later revived at the Chekhov International Arts Festival in Moscow and at the Bastille in Paris in December 2009. Trevigne’s successes also include her roles as Micaëla in Carmen at the Hawaii Opera Theatre and San Diego Opera, Clara in JFK at Fort Worth Opera and Opéra de Montréal, Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at North Carolina Opera, and the title role in Iris at The Bard SummerScape Festival. She has collaborated extensively with composer Jake Heggie, performing in the world premiere of his song cycle Pieces of 9/11 – Memories from Houston at Houston Grand Opera, and establishing the role of Pip the cabin boy in Moby-Dick, written for her, in the world premiere at the Dallas Opera in 2010. Her solo CD “At the Statue of Venus” (GPR Records), written by Heggie and Glen Roven, quickly climbed to the top of the US record charts. In addition, she is featured alongside Stephen Costello, Joyce DiDonato, and Nathan Gunn on Heggie’s CD release “here/after: songs of lost voices“.
Recent highlights of her career include the role of Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking at Opera Parallel in San Francisco in 2015 and subsequently made her debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the same role. She performed Aaron J Kernis’s Valentines and Simple Songs, as well as Christopher Rouse’s masterpiece Kabir Padavali. She made her UK stage debut as June Gibbons in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s The Silent Twins with Almeida Opera and originated the title role in the world premiere of Judith Weir’s Armida for the BBC. She performed the roles of Violetta in La Traviata at Calgary Opera, Mimi in La bohème at Cincinnati Opera, and the title role in Gregory Spears’s new work, Castor and Patience, which was voted Best Opera of 2022 by the New York Times. Trevigne also performed Ah! Perfido and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Nathalie Stutzmann in her inaugural performances as Music Director at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this past fall.
As an educator, Ms. Trevigne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her students. “I am excited to merge my professional experience with the School Of Music’s vibrant community, and to leverage every possibility for the next generation of musical artists,” states Trevigne. She has taught masterclasses and workshops around the world and has a deep understanding of vocal technique and interpretation. Her passion for teaching and her commitment to helping her students achieve their full potential makes her an excellent addition to our full-time faculty.
“We are thrilled to welcome Talise Trevigne to our full-time faculty at the School of Music,” says Dr. Chester Phillips, Director of the School of Music. “Her exceptional talent and extensive experience as a performer and educator will bring prestige to the University and provide our students with an extraordinary learning experience.”