Tamara is a Croatian soprano born in 1994 in Varaždin. She is a freelancing performer based in Salzburg, Austria, singing both as a concert and opera soloist. She is also currently pursuing a masters degree at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg in the class of C.Strehl and S.Genz.
In 2022 Tamara made her debut as Tamiris/ Il re pastore /W.A.Mozart at the big concert hall of Stiftung Mozarteum with ensemble L´Arppegiatta conducted by Christina Pluhar. She also debuted as Gabriel and Eva/ Die Schöpfung/ J.Haydn in a production of Salzburg state theater at the Felsenreitschule. The same year she was invited by Rolando Villazón to sing at his new concert series “Sofa Konzerte” 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”. To further evolve her song and concert repertoire Tamara is also currently pursuing a masters degree in Lied and oratorio at the Mozarteum university in Salzburg. Recently she participated at a Masterclass by Eva Lind at the Eva Lind Musikakademie Tirol. She is a coach and mentor at the newly grounded Croatian Opera academy in Varazdin, Croatia.
In the summer of 2021 Tamara debuted at the Burg Gars open air festival in Austria as Blondchen/ The abduction from the Seraglio/ W.A.Mozart. Planned concerts with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and a production at the Teatro Regio Torino for 2020 – both fell victim to the Corona crisis.
2018- 2020 as a member of Salzburg state thetare ensemble she appeared in the female lead role Lisetta/ La Gazzetta/ G.Rossini as well as Pepi Pleininger/ Wiener Blut/ J. Strauß, Pousette/ Manon/ J.Massenet, among others. 2016-2018 as part of the opera studio "Gerard Mortier" of the Salzburg state theatre she debuted as Taumännchen/ Hansel and Gretel, Ilia/ Idomeneo, Olympia/ The Tales of Hoffmann and the Spring Voice Waltz at the New Year’s Eve Concert conducted by Massimo Zanetti in the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg.
2019 she made her debut in a production of the Opera Studio of JOiN (Junge Oper im Nord - Staatsoper Stuttgart) as Madame Silberklang/ Der Schauspieldirektor.
2015 Tamara made her debut as Flaminia/Il Mondo della Luna/J.Haydn at the Salzburg state theatre under the musical direction of Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, directed by Andreas Gergen. In the same year she debuted in the role of Blondchen/ The Abduction from the Seraglio/W.A.Mozart at the Summer Serenades Graz.
In 2014 made her role debut as the Queen of the Night/The Magic Flute/ 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/ La Rondine/G. Puccini for the film “Superwelt” by Karl Markovics.
2012 as a part of isaOperaVienna festival (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn) Tamara made her Vienna opera debut as Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro/ W.A.Mozart as well as Zerlina/ Don Giovanni/ W.A.Mozart (2014) and Lauretta/Gianni Schicchi/G.Puccini (2015). In University Productions she sang the role of Pimpinella/ Pulcinella/ Igor Stravinsky as well as Madame Silberklang/Der Schauspieldirektor/W.A.Mozart.
2011 Tamara had her first stage experience at "Aestas Musica" baroque music festival conducted by Laurence Cummings as Lucy/The Beggars opera/ J. Gay as well as Cupid/Venus and Adonis/J. Blow at the National Theatre Varaždin .
2022-...Mozarteum University Salzburg, Master Lied and Oratorio (Prof. 2016- University of music and performing arts Vienna- Master Lied und Oratorio C.Strehl / Prof. S.Genz)
2016-2017- University of music and performing arts Vienna, Master Lied and Oratorio (Prof. KS G.Fontana/Prof. K.Hanser)
2011-2016- University of music and performing arts Vienna- Bachelor of Arts (Prof. G.Lechner/ Prof. K.Hanser)
2008-2012- Varazdin school of music
2008-2011- Gymnasium Varazdin
Tomislav Muzek, Ioan Holender, KS Krassimira Stoyanova, KS Brigitte Fassbaender, Mariella Devia
2018- Semifinals, International Mozart competition, Salzburg, Austria
2017- Mozart prize, Grandi Voci competition, Salzburg, Austria
2016- 1st prize at the Nico Dostal Singing Competition in Vienna, Austria
2015- 3rd prize, Neue Oper Wien prize, Kulturforum Istanbul prize, Hilde Zadek Competition, Vienna, Austria
2014- finalist at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria
2014- 3rd prize, Mozart prize, International Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition in Deutschlandsberg, Austria
2013- youngest finalist at the 1st International Otto Edelmann Singing Competition in Vienna, Austria
2010- 1st prize and the jury prize at the 12th International Competition “Iuventus canti” in Vrable, Slovakia
2009- 2nd prize at the Dubrovnik State Competition, Croatia