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Noted for her “splendid dramatic voice, beautiful legato phrasing, and engaging stage presence”, soprano Tamara Black recently sang her first performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hershey Symphony. Ms. Black made a Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and began her opera career on the stages of the Spoleto Festival USA and the Festival dei Due Mondi. She has performed roles such as Mimi in La Bohème, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and the title roles in Massenet’s Thaïs, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Black has appeared in a televised performance of the Mozart Coronation Mass with the Julliard Orchestra, and has been a featured guest artist with the Reading Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, Schuylkill Valley Symphony, Albright College Concert Series and the Byndenwood Recital Series. Ms. Black enjoys performing new works, including world premieres of Nina in The Bear Prince, and Flounder in The Fisherman and His Wife with Yocum Institute, and Da Ponte with Reading Theater Project. Ms. Black holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College and Temple University, and has served on the faculty of Columbia University, Temple University, and presently teaches at Albright College.