Biography

American mezzo-soprano Karis Tucker is a young dramatic singer known for her rich, powerful voice. 

In her third season at Deutsche Oper Berlin (2021-2022) Ms. Tucker will be reprising the roles of Flora Bervoix, Hermia, and Zweite Dame, while also debuting the roles of Flosshilde, Rossweisse, Zweite Norn, and Wellgunde in Wagner's Ring Cycle. 

Some of the highlights of her  2020-2021 season at Deutsche Oper Berlin include Rossweisse in Die Walküre  and Flosshilde in Das Rheingold of Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new Ring Cycle, along with Adonella in Francesca da Rimini. 

As a Stipendiatin at Deutsche Oper Berlin in the 2019-2020 season, Karis Tucker was appreciated in the roles of Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, as well as Flora Bervoix in La Traviata, Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Mercédès in Carmen, Barena in Jenufa, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Myrtale in Thaïs, among others. 

As a 2018 Gerdine Young Artist, she covered the role of Mother Chen in the Opera Theatre of St. Louis production of Huang Ruo’s new opera American Soldier. As 2019 Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, Karis Tucker covered The Old Lady in Candide. 

Karis Tucker is the winner of the 2019 Curt Engelhorn Scholarship awarded by the Opera Foundation in New York, which granted her a 2019-2020 season contract with Deutsche Oper Berlin. This contract was extended for the following two seasons under the Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin. She was honored as a 2017 and 2018 Ohio District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and was also the 2017 recipient of the Seybold-Russell Award in the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition. 

Raised and educated in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, she completed her studies in the United States, earning her Master’s Degree at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of soprano Amy Johnson, where she also pursued her Artist Diploma for one year.

Photo by Caitlin and Kevin Photography

Photo by Caitlin and Kevin Photography

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