Tamara is a croatian soprano born in 1994 in Varaždin, Croatia. She started singing at the early age as a soloist in children choir. She was enrolled in classical gymnasium and sang and played piano in the music school. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Gabriele Lechner and Prof. K.-H.Hanser. Today Tamara is a freelancing soloist and a master student at Mozarteum University in Salzburg in the class of C.Strehl.
In October 2022 Tamara will make her debut as "Tamiris" from Il re pastore (W.A.Mozart) at the newly renovated big concert hall of Stiftung Mozarteum with ensemble L´Arppegiatta and conductor Christina Pluhar. In march 2022 Rolando Villazón invited her to his new concert series “Couch concerts” which presents a blend of music and anecdotes, moderated by Mr. Villazón. Tamara sang a programme that includes Mozart’s concert aria KV 294 “Alcandro, lo confesso” — “Non sò d’onde viene” and Linda’s recitativo and aria from Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix”: “Ah! Tardai troppo” — “O luce di quest’anima”.
In summer of 2021 Tamara debuted as Blondchen fron The abduction from the Seraglio (W.A.Mozart) at the Burg Gars opern air festival in Austria.
Tamara had planned concerts with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and a production at the Teatro Regio Torino for 2020 – both fell victim to the Corona crisis. From 2018 to 2020, the young singer was a member of the ensemble of the Landestheater Salzburg and appeared in the female lead role in Rossini’s “La Gazzetta", Pepi Pleininger from "Wiener Blut" by J. Strauß, among others. Before that she had already spent two years in the opera studio "Gerard Mortier" of the Salzburg state theatre, singing roles such as Taumännchen (“Hansel and Gretel”), Ilia (“Idomeneo”). “Olympia” in “Tales of Hoffmann” and the Spring Voice Waltz at the New Year’s Eve Concert under Massimo Zanetti in the Great Festival Theater in Salzburg. In 2019 she appeared as Madame Silberklang in Mozart’s “Der Schauspieldirektor” in a production of the Opera Studio of JOiN (Junge Oper im Nord - Staatsoper Stuttgart).
In 2015 Tamara Ivaniš made her debut as Flaminia in Haydn’s opera “Il Mondo della Luna” at the Salzburg Landestheater under the musical direction of Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla. In the same year she sang for the first time the role of Blondchen in “The Abduction from the Seraglio” at the Summer Serenades Graz.
In 2014-16, while still a student, the young soprano made her successful role debut as Queen of the Night in the opera “The Magic Flute” by W.A.Mozart in a production of the Marionette Theater Schloss Schönbrunn. In the same year she also took part in a master class with Ioan Holender and was invited to record the aria “Chi il bel Sogno” from the opera “La Rondine” by G. Puccini for the film “Superwelt” by Karl Markovics.
In the context of isaOperaVienna 2012 the young soprano, only eighteen years old, celebrated her Vienna opera debut in the historic Schlosstheater Schönbrunn as Barbarina in the opera “Le nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart. In 2014 she appeared there as Zerlina in the opera “Don Giovanni” by W.A.Mozart. In University Productions, she also played the role of Pimpinella in the ballet opera “Pulcinella” by Igor Stravinsky and in the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn the role of Lauretta in the opera “Gianni Schicchi” by G. Puccini.
In 2011 already, Tamara Ivaniš sang the role of Lucy in the baroque opera “The Beggars opera” by J. Gay at the National Theater Varaždin. A year later she was re-engaged for the role of Cupid in the opera “Venus and Adonis” by J. Blow.
The young soprano has won several international competitions: in 2009 she won the 2nd prize at the Dubrovnik State Competition. In 2010 followed 1st prize and the jury prize at the 12th International Competition “Iuventus canti” in Vrable/Slovakia. In 2013 she was a finalist at the 1st International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna. In 2014 she was a multiple prize winner at the international Feruccio Tagliavini Competition in Deutschlandsberg and as an accomplished lied interpreter she was a finalist at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (Austria). In 2015 she won 3rd prize and several special prizes at the international Hilde Zadek Competition and 1st prize at the Nico Dostal Singing Competition in Vienna.