A passionate supporter and interpreter of contemporary music, Talise Trevigne sang the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s song cycle ‘Pieces of 9/11 – Memories from Houston’ at Houston Grand Opera, and her solo CD, ‘At the Statue of Venus’ (GPR Records), written by Mr. Heggie and Glen Roven—award-winning composers both—quickly climbed to the top of the US record charts. She is featured on Jake Heggie’s latest CD release, ‘here/after, songs of lost voices’ alongside Stephen Costello, Joyce DiDonato and Nathan Gunn.Recent successes include her appearance with Albany Symphony Orchestra to perform Christopher Rouse’s masterpiece Kabir Padavali and a further house and role debut as Julie in Francesca Zambello’s production of Showboat at Washington National Opera.
Miss Trevigne studied at the Manhattan School of Music and graduated with her Master’s in Music. While still a student, she made her operatic début under the direction of Julius Rudel as Violetta (La Traviata) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Aspen Music Festival. Other notable appearances include Michaela (Carmen) at San Diego Opera, Jemmy (Guillaume Tell) and Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at Caramoor Festival, Gilda (Rigoletto) at Tulsa Opera and Mimi (La Boheme) at Opera Omaha. At Knoxville Opera, Miss Trevigne has appeared as Gilda and in the title role Manon. In Britain, the artist originated the title role in the world premiere of Judith Weir’s Armida for the BBC. She made her UK stage debut as June Gibbons in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s The Silent Twins with Almeida Opera, and later won the coveted Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award (2007) for her mesmerizing portrayal of Violetta in Graham Vick’s La Traviata with Birmingham Opera. Later, she sang Gilda at the Dublin International Opera Festival in 2008.
In her Australian début, Miss Trevigne appeared as The Beloved in the world premiere of Liza Lim’s The Navigator, directed by Barrie Kosky for the Melbourne International Festival, and she revived the role at the Chekhov International Arts Festival in Moscow and at the Bastille in Paris (December 2009). Originally trained as a dancer, Miss Trevigne appeared as vocal soloist in the world premiere of Dance Theater of Harlem’s St. Louis Woman—A Blues Ballet at the Lincoln Center Festival, at Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Kennedy Center.
Busy on the concert and recital stage, the artist’s appearances include Cantaloube’s Chants D’Auvergne, Satie’s Socrate, Mahler’s Second Symphony and Fourth Symphony, Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Prayers of Kierkegaard. She also performed the rare works of Maurice Delage, Purcell and Nin-Culmell in New York. She sang Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder with Chicago’s Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and the Sacramento Philharmonic, and appeared with Dallas Symphony in Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Other roles the artist sings are Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), and the title role Lucia di Lammermoor.