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ALISON TUPAY - Voice and Piano Instructor

Mezzo soprano Alison Tupay’s operatic highlights include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Sesto in  La clemenza di Tito, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, “L’Opinion Publique” in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Annio in La clemenza di Tito, Der Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis,  Larina in Eugene Onegin, and Jocasta in Oedipus Rex.  Ms Tupay has performed the role of Der Trommler at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and at the Ravinia Music Festival, and reprised the role in the Houston Grand Opera affiliated production.  She has collaborated with many well-known conductors including James Conlon, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz and Julius Rudel.  Ms. Tupay appeared as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Merola Opera Program, made her New York City Opera debut as Modestina in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, and made her Opera Theatre of St. Louis debut as Nancy T’ang in John Adams’ Nixon in China. She was an artist-in-residence for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and sang the role of Lisbé in the company’s production of Grétry’s Zémire and Azor.  Ms. Tupay performed the role of Bianca in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel, and returned to Opera Theatre of St. Louis to sing the role of Pitti-Sing in their production of The Mikado.  
Also a gifted concert artist, she has performed in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Todi Music Fest,Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at the New York State Theater, Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and as Olga in the Fort Worth Symphony’s performance of Eugene Onegin.  She made her Avery Fisher Hall debut as soloist in Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony with Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the Juilliard Orchestra, and participated in the world premiere of Shchedrin’s The Enchanted Wanderer with the New York Philharmonic.  Ms. Tupay sang with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performing excerpts of Handel’s Ariodante, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony no. 3, and Verdi’s Requiem. She made debuts at Carnegie Hall in Mozart’s Requiem, and with the Mainly Mozart Festival in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem.    
She received her Bachelor’s of Music Degree at Boston University, her Master’s of Music Degree at the Juilliard School and Artist Diploma in Opera with the Juilliard Opera Center.
Ms. Tupay was a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a study grant winner in the Licia-Albanese Puccini Foundation.  Ms. Tupay is also a winner of the Shoshana Foundation’s Richard F. Gold Career Grant; the MacAllister Awards Career Grant and the Elihu Hyndman Memorial Award, through Opera Theatre of St. Louis, as well as an Encouragement Award winner through The Sullivan Foundation.