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Noted for her gleaming vocalism (OPERA NEWS), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum is an incredibly important artist of her generation. Visit site for latest news and upcoming performance dates.
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Noted for her gleaming vocalism (OPERA NEWS), mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum is an incredibly important artist of her generation.

Mezzo-Soprano Noted for her “commanding and dramatic presence” (Opera News), mezzosoprano Renée Tatum continues to garner recognition in the most demanding of operatic repertoire. In the 2022-23 season, Ms. Tatum returns to the Metropolitan Opera for Rigoletto, sings Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Palm Beach Opera, debuts her first Verdi Requiem with the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra and MIT, sings a recital with pianist Eileen Downey and the Needham Concert Society, Mozart’s Missa Brevis and Vesperae solennes de confessore with the Masterworks Chorale, Maddalena in Rigoletto with The Rochester Philharmonic and ends the season as the soloist in a world premiere with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Future seasons include Flosshilde and Waltraute in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in concert with The Dallas Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff and engagements with the Metropolitan Opera. Last season, Ms. Tatum made her Atlanta Opera debut as Cornelia in Giulio Cesare, followed by a recital with the Boston Artists Ensemble. Later in the season, she debuted Fricka in Das Rheingold with Nashville Opera and Margret in Wozzeck with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She also continued her long relationship with The Metropolitan Opera in their new production of Rigoletto and Ariadne auf Naxos. Ms. Tatum’s relationship with The Met spans 11 years and has included nearly 100 performances including Fenena in Nabucco, 3rd Lady and 2nd Lady in The Magic Flute, Emilia in Otello, Inez in Il Trovatore, Adonella in Francesca da Rimini, and Waltraute and Flosshilde in Robert LePage’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Upcoming Concerts

Knoxville Opera
Verdi, Falstaff (Mistress Quickly)
Friday, October 13th and Sunday, October 15th, 2023
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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Thomas, Hamlet (La Reine)
Louis Langrée, conductor
November 17 and 19, 2023
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Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra and Chorus
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Act 2 (Brangäne)
Saturday, April 20th, 2024
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Knoxville Symphony
Verdi, Missa de Requiem (Mezzo Soloist)
Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17, 2024, at 7:30 pm
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
at Tanglewood
Wagner, Götterdammerung, Act 3 (Flosshilde)
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Saturday, July 20th, 2024
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Dallas Symphony
Wagner, Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Flosshilde and Grimgerde)
Fabio Liusi, conductor
May 1, 2, 4, & 5; October 5 & 8, 2024
October 13, 15, 17, & 20, 2024
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  • Wagner, Das Rheingold (Nashville Opera, 2022)

    Renee Tatum (Fricka) and Lester Lynch (Wotan). Photo Credit: Anthony Popolo. The realm of the gods brought further luminaries with the introduction of mezzo-soprano Renee Tatum’s deliciously sung Fricka. Having put us on notice last November through her starry portrayal of Cornelia in The Atlanta......

  • Berg, Wozzeck (The Boston Symphony Orchestra, March 2022)

    Renée Tatum as Margret at Carnegie Hall Renée Tatum made a deliciously dishy Margret, savouring her Swabia song.Oberon’s Grove Margret, mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum brought mocking steel to her character’s bitchy Act 1 exchanges with Marie, while her pivotal third act reappearance was electrically charged.Jonathan Blumhofer, Boston Classical......

  • Handel, Giulio Cesare (The Atlanta Opera, 2021)

    Renee Tatum as Cornelia, Jasmine Habersham as Cleopatra and Elizabeth Sarian as Nireno. (Photography by Ken Howard) Renée Tatum summoned all attention with Cornelia’s initial aria, “Priva son d’ogni conforto” and mesmerized throughout the night with her splendid singing. Her duets with Sesto, sung by......

  • Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors (Philadelphia Orchestra, 2018)

    Renée Tatum was superb as Amahl’s mother, with fine diction and a rich mezzo sound. She brought out the human quality in the drama...

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Masterclass for Boston Singer’s Resource

Assistant Professor of Voice

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2022 to present

2023-24 Teaching Schedule

Varna International

Voice Faculty
June 14th to June 28th, 2023

Boston Wagner Institute

Masterclass Clinician
Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Aria Bootcamp (Sarasota, FL)

Voice Faculty
August 14th to August 18th, 2023

Assistant Professor of Voice

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2022 to present

Renee Tatum is professionally managed by

Guy Barzilay Artists
269 Townsend Road EXT
Bovina Center, NY 13740
Phone: +1 (212) 741-6118
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