Talise Trevigne, Soprano
2006 – 2007
In the 2014-15 season, TALISE TREVIGNE made her debut as Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking) with Opera Parallele in San Francisco, made her company and role debut as Ophelia (Hamlet) for Fort Worth Opera, and then appeared with Opera Lafayette for a role in the rarely-heard L’Epreuve Villageoise, to be recorded in concert at Washington DC’s Kennedy Centre. On the concert stage, she joined the Florida Orchestra for a mixed programme including Mahler and Barber.
Last season’s highlights include her appearance as the Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Knoxville Opera, Opera de Lyon under the baton of Kazushi Ono, and at Israeli Opera with Frederic Chaslin. At Washington National Opera, she revived the role of Pip (Moby-Dick), joined the cast of Portland Opera’s Pirates of Penzance as Mabel, and at New Zealand Opera appeared as Mimi (La bohème.)
During the 2011-12 season, Ms. Trevigne appeared as Pip in Jake Heggie’s opera Moby Dick with San Diego Opera, a role she repeated in October 2012 when she made her company debut with San Francisco Opera. In May 2011, she made her debut with San Diego Opera as Micaela in their production of Carmen, then returned to Bel Canto At Caramoor to sing the role of Jemmy in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in Summer 2011. Ms. Trevigne also received Britain’s coveted Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for her portrayal of Violetta in La traviata with Birmingham Opera.
On the concert stage, she will be a featured soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra in their performance of Mahler’s Symphony # 4 in March 2012; in May, she travels to New York to perform in the American Music Festival with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. With the Houston Grand Opera, she appeared in the world premiere of Heggie’s Pieces of 9/11 in Sept. 2011, and was a featured soloist with the Virginia Consort for their performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Other recent engagements for Ms. Trevigne included a guest appearance at the New York City Opera Reopening Gala in November 2009, the role of The Beloved (The Navigator) at L’Opéra Bastille in Paris in December 2009, and her company debut as Gilda (Rigoletto) with Tulsa Opera in February, 2010. On the concert stage, she recently appeared in recital at the Inaugural Concert – Rising Stars Series – at The Granada in Santa Barbara, California, and was a soloist with Dallas Symphony Orchestra in their performance of Carmina Burana in March, 2010. The following month, Ms. Trevigne made her company debut in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick as Pip with Dallas Opera.
In 2009, Ms. Trevigne was named winner in the Gerda Lissner Foundation Award Competition, and appeared in an Award Winners Concert at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, in New York.
During the 2008 – 2009 season, Ms. Trevigne appeared as The Beloved in the world premiere of The Navigator at the Brisbane Festival in Australia. For the Anna Livia Dublin International Opera Festival, she made her debut performance as Gilda (Rigoletto), and made her company debut with both Omaha Opera and Connecticut Opera as Mimì (La bohème).
Upon departure from the company at the conclusion of the 2006 – 2007 season, Ms. Trevigne received kudos for her performance in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor with San Francisco Lyric Opera. Other engagements included her debut with London’s Almeida Opera in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s The Silent Twins (July). On October 25 and 26, 2007, Ms. Trevigne reprised her Violetta in a new production directed by Graham Vick with England’s Birmingham Opera with the City of Birmingham Symphony, which won Britain’s 2008 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award. In November, she made her Chicago concert début with the Chicago Master Singers as guest soloist in the Fauré Requiem and Bruckner’s Te Deum with Maestro Alan Heatherington and the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder. Ms. Trevigne repeated this performance again on March 18, 2008 with Maestro Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Ms. Trevigne made her company debut during Opera San José’s 2006 – 2007 season, appearing as Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and Violetta (La traviata). Other past performances included the role of Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Nanetta (Falstaff), all at the Caramoor International Festival. Ms. Trevigne also performed the title role in the world premiere of Armida, which was filmed on location in Morocco and was broadcast in England during fall of 2006.
On the concert stage, Ms. Trevigne debuted as vocal soloist in the world premiere of Dance Theater of Harlem’s St. Louis Woman – a Blues Ballet at Lincoln Center Festival, and later at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Other concert appearances have included performances of Cantaloube’s Chants D’Auvergne, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Haydn’s Creation. She has been a featured soloist in numerous benefit concerts including those for the San Francisco Aids Foundation and the Names Project.