TAMMY HENSRUD, SOPRANO | VOCAL DIRECTOR
TAMMY HENSRUD, has appeared in opera houses throughout Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Japan, Israel, South Africa and the US including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Theatre de Chatelet in Paris, Klagenfurt Stadttheater, Salzburg Festival, Cleveland Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, New York City Opera, and the Spoleto Arts Festival under notable conductors such as James Levine, Herbert von Karajan, Emmanuelle Villaume and others. Her core repertoire includes the great operatic roles of Strauss, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Puccini and orchestral works of Mahler, Berlioz and Wagner.
A most versatile artist, Ms. Hensrud has performed contemporary, Musical Theater, Jazz, and Classical and Operatic genres to great acclaim. In demand as an interpreter of Kurt Weill and Cabaret, she has performed one-woman shows at the Lucille Lortel Theater and the Players Club in NYC, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland and upcoming at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Gallerie in NYC. As a proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Hensrud has sung world premieres both in the US and in Europe to include Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space and the Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC.
Ms. Hensrud earned her BMus in Cello performance and MMus degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Dakota. She continued her post-graduate studies on Voice as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in Stuttgart, Germany, where she received the Artist Diploma in Opera. Additional studies were at Salzburg's Mozarteum, Weimar’s Franz Liszt Musik Akademie, and the L'ecole Hindemith in Vevey, Switzerland. Ms. Hensrud has served on the Voice Faculty of Hofstra University since 2005 and is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Voice at St. Olaf College in MN. Additionally, she is the Vocal Director of the Oyster Bay Summer Music Festival and on the Guest Voice Faculty of the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute in NY and Music in the Alps in Bad Gastein, Austria. please visit www.tammyhensrud.com