American mezzo-soprano Karis Tucker is a young dramatic singer known for her rich, powerful voice.
In her fourth season at Deutsche Oper Berlin Ms. Tucker sings, among others, the roles of Fenena, Prince Orlofsky, and Zweite Dame. She also makes her debut at Glyndebourne in the role of Thurza in The Wreckers by Ethel Smyth, a role which she reprises at the BBC Proms, as well as with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, under the baton of Robin Ticciati.
Previously, as a Stipendiatin at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she performed 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.
In 2018 she was a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and in 2019 Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera.
As winner of the 2019 Curt Engelhorn Scholarship awarded by the Opera Foundation in New York, she started the 2019-2020 season 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. She continues studying voice with Romanian soprano Adina Nițescu.