Praised by Opera News as "a warm, elegant mezzo,” Tascha Anderson originally hails from Montana and has also been esteemed as “emotionally rich,” “a brassy mezzo with flair,” "vivacious," and "a wild one."
An advocate of new opera, Ms. Anderson created the role of Pamela in Evan Mack’s Roscoe, first premiering at Seagle Music Colony, followed by a concert with Albany Symphony, where she sang alongside soprano Deborah Voigt. The Times Union regarded her as “a standout.”
Last January, she performed as "bird" in the Boston premiere of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, as well as a recording, with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, one of several New Music recordings she is featured on. Shortly after in March, she made her debut with Encompass New Opera Theatre to perform arias from one of her favorite operas Angel of the Amazon, by Evan Mack as part of a concert at the National Opera Center sponsered by American Opera Projects.
With an extensive background in dance training, Tascha is equally comfortable in the Musical Theatre repertoire. She has made appearances as Petra (A Little Night Music) both Florinda and the Stepmother (Into the Woods), Eulalie Shinn (The Music Man) and has appeared as featured ensemble in many others. Broadway World described Tascha's dancing as Succubus in The Mystery of Edwin Drood as "magical."
Most notable recent credits include the title role in The Tragedy of Carmen with Tri-Cities Opera and Charlottesville Opera, Florinda in Into the Woods with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre and Pastore 4 in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Chautauqua Opera, and Jacqueline in Gounod’s Le médecin malgré lui with Odyssey Opera. The Boston Globe hailed Tascha's debut with Odyssey Opera as "memorable" and OPERA magazine celebrated her as a "present, well-honed, and agile mezzo."
Last fall, Ms. Anderson was happy to revisit make her debut with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra in New York to sing Candelas in Manuel De Falla’s masterpiece El amor brujo. The Glens Falls Chronicle praised Tascha's "fiery drama and dusk-edged mezzo vocals."
Ms. Anderson holds an M.M. in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory, and a B.A. with music emphasis in Voice Performance from Pepperdine University. When she isn’t on the stage, Tascha takes pride in her nomadic tiny-living off-grid lifestyle, roaming the mountains in her camper with her partner Michael Gray.