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Tanisha Anderson is a Grammy Award-winning Mezzo-Soprano and National Marian Anderson Scholar Artist who has sung throughout the East Coast and in Europe with companies such as The Crossing, Opera Philadelphia, The Princeton Festival, The Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds (Charleston, SC & Spoleto, Italy), Berks Opera, Tapestry, VoxAma Deus Ensemble, Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, and New York Choral Society.
Ms. Anderson has performed under such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Steven Mecurio, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Shaw, Joseph Flummerfelt, Donald Nally, Kurt Masur, Jaap Van Zweden, Kensho Watanabe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in such places as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, The Academy of Music, McCarter Theater and The Kimmel Center. Performances of note include the Bejiing Modern Music Program, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala, American Ballet Theater’s performance of Sibelius’ The Tempest, Christmas at Carnegie Hall, and as an ensemble member on Decca’s recording of Pagliacci under the direction of Riccado Muti, featuring Luciano Pavarotti in the title role.
In 2014, Ms. Anderson became a member of the renowned group The Crossing, and under the direction of Donald Nally, joined a world premiere recording of Gavin Bryar’s The Fifth Century, which won the 2018 Grammy for Best Choral Performance. In 2019, Ms. Anderson along with The Crossing and The New York Philharmonic under Jaap Van Zweden to perform the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s, Fire In My Mouth, which was released on Decca in August 2019 and is a 2020 Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Classical Composition & Best Engineered Classical Album.
Currently, Ms. Anderson sings with Vox Ama Deus Ensemble, Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, Opera Philadelphia and at Trinity St. John’s Episcopal Church. Ms. Anderson was a proud ensemble member in the Spoleto Festival’s special anniversary production of Porgy and Bess and sang the role of Tia Isabel in Capitol Opera Richmond’s production of Felipe de Leon’s Opera Noli Me Tangere and covered the role of Tisbe in Berks Opera Company’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola.