Talise Trevigne Soprano

Talise Trevigne

About Talise Trevigne

American soprano Talise Trevigne begins the 2016-17 season at Kentucky Opera in the title role of Madama Butterfly, a role that brought her enormous success when she debuted it last season. She returns to the UK to sing Strauss’s Four Last Songs in a return engagement with CBSO, and she appears in Jake Heggie’s world premiere It’s a Wonderful Life at Houston Grand Opera. She debuts the role Bess (Porgy and Bess) at the Glimmerglass Festival in a new production by Francesca Zambello.

Recent great successes include the artist’s role debut as Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) at North Carolina Opera, and the title role Iris at Bard SummerScape Festival, both of which brought her unprecedented accolades from critics. She was greatly honored to be nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in the category Best Solo Classical CD for her rendition of Christopher Rouse’s masterpiece Kabir Padavali with Albany Symphony.

A passionate supporter and interpreter of contemporary music, Miss 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. Other appearances in works by Jake Heggie include Pip the cabin boy (Moby-Dick), a role specially written for her and which she inaugurated at the world premiere of the piece at Dallas Opera in 2010, appearing in the role also at San Francisco Opera, at San Diego Opera and at Washington National Opera; and Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking.)

Future plans include further appearances as Cio-Cio San, and new roles in both contemporary and standard works.